Monday, July 10, 2017

Declare vs. Diminish

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork… Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world… Let the words of my mouth… be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD" (Psalm 19:1,4,14).  "Thus saith the LORD… All the words that I command… speak unto them; diminish not a word" (Jeremiah 26:2).  "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another… all in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Colossians 3:16,17).

The heavens still declare the glory
Of God who put the stars in space. 
Let us who know our Savior's story
Diminish not His words of grace. 

May God find us acceptable
As we obey Him as we ought,
Declaring words that warn each soul,
From which we should diminish not. 

The Gospel is our declaration
Of grace and truth that freely came
By Jesus Christ through His salvation;
There is no other saving name.

O Lord, as we declare Your Word,
Which You command to not diminish,
We sow the seed and rest assured;
The good work You begin You finish. 

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