Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Glory of the Gallows

"And Haman told them of the glory of his riches… and he caused the gallows to be made" (Esther 5:11,14).  "Into Thine hand I commit My spirit… My times are in Thy hand… Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD" (Psalm 31:5,15,24).  "The prosperity of fools shall destroy them.  But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:32,33).  "The Son of man came… to give His life a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:28). 

When Haman boasted of his glory
And caused the gallows to be made,
He typified the Gospel's story
Of Satan's great defeat portrayed.

The glory of the gallows planned
Was seen when Haman suffered loss,
For here we see Christ's sovereign hand
Foreshow the glory of His cross. 

How fleeting is prosperity
In which the fool shall be content,
Who shall regret eternally
His proud refusal to repent!

The glory of the gallows, Lord,
Was seen when Haman was defeated,
Yet in Your cross we have explored
Our ransom in Your work completed!  

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