Monday, February 27, 2017

Chaff by Choice

"The wicked… say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of Thy ways… They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away" (Job 21:7,14,18).  "In the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge… I lie even among them that are set on fire" (Psalm 57:1,4).  "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished" (Proverbs 27:12).  "He will… gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable" (Luke 3:17).    

Eternal souls shall make their choice
Regarding Jesus Christ our Savior:    
They either will obey His voice
Or willfully reject His favor. 

How worthy is our Lord of praise
Who satisfies our heart's desire,
But those who will despise His ways
Become like chaff consumed in fire. 

The Lord instructs us by His fear
To put away our evil pride
So that we humbly may draw near
And find in Him a place to hide. 

O Lord, we all would be as chaff,
But for the choice You died to give: 
You gave Yourself on our behalf,
So all who trust in You may live.  

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