Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dealing with Deceit

"Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense" (Job 15:31).  "Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts" (Psalm 51:6).  "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts… The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead" (Proverbs 21:2,16).  "Take heed lest any man deceive you… Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away" (Mark 13:5,31). 

How troubling is deceit today
Which shall betray the confidence
Of all who thereby go astray
And reap deception's recompense. 

The Lord desires truth within;  
He searches all our inward parts. 
Deceit inclines our heart to sin;
The Word of God preserves our hearts. 

Deceit will cause our heart to wander,
So Christ commands us to take heed. 
Shall not His Word cause us to ponder
And follow where His truth will lead?

O Lord, in dealing with deceit,
Your words endure eternally. 
How perfectly You thereby meet
Our need for truth that makes us free!  

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