Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Listen or Lose

"O LORD my Rock; be not silent to me: lest, if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit… They regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands" (Psalm 28:1,5).  "Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end" (Proverbs 19:20).  "Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to My words? saith the LORD" (Jeremiah 35:13).  "The Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil… and… direct your hearts into the love of God" (2 Thessalonians 3:3,5). 

God's Word is precious as we read
And He is speaking to our heart
With counsel that we surely need
For wisdom that He will impart. 

Neglecting God's Word has its cost!
His truth we daily need to hear,
Lest we be like those who are lost
When Christ-like living is not clear. 

How dangerous is the seduction
That wrestles with our hearts within
If we neglect our Lord's instruction
That daily cleanses us from sin. 

We thank You, Lord, that we may choose
To hear and to obey Your voice. 
We either listen, or we lose
Your Word's direction– by our choice.  

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