Sunday, January 22, 2017

Distinctly Divided

"They read in the book in the law of God distinctly… All the people wept, when they heard the words of the law " (Nehemiah 8:8,9).  "The king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved… Thine hand shall find out all Thine enemies" (Psalm 21:7,8).  "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished" (Proverbs 22:3).  "I came not to send peace, but a sword… A man's foes shall be they of his own household" (Matthew 10:34,36).    

The wall was built which would divide
The holy city from the land.
The law was read and sinners cried
For sin they then could understand. 

The Scripture has distinctly proved
That we, as sinners, need God's grace. 
God's enemies shall be removed
Who did not choose to seek His face.

A prudent man foresees God's wrath
And hides himself from condemnation,
But fools despise God's only path
In Christ that offers His salvation. 

Distinctly we're divided, Lord,
By saving grace that You have sent,
For all have sinned, and yet Your sword
Discerns the sinners who repent.  

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