Sunday, July 02, 2017

Foundational Fear

"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?... The LORD'S… eyelids try the children of men" (Psalm 11:3,4).  "My son... understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God… that thou mayest walk in the way of good men" (Proverbs 2:1-5,20).  "They said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart" (Jeremiah 18:12).  "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:15,16). 

There is a calling that is wise,
Foundational to all that's true: 
We walk before God's searching eyes
To honor Him in all we do.

This is our basic understanding
Of any measure of success: 
We fear the Lord and His commanding
To walk in paths of righteousness. 

Though many say, "There is no hope!"
And in their own devices wander,
We dare not slide upon that slope
Which we, with circumspection, ponder. 

On this foundation, Lord, we climb:  
We walk with You in godly fear
As we redeem the precious time
And see Your coming drawing near.  

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