Wednesday, July 05, 2017

People Pondered

"The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God… There is none that doeth good, no, not one" (Psalm 14:2,3).  "The ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He pondereth all his goings" (Proverbs 5:21).  "Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death" (Jeremiah 21:8).  "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who… humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:5-8). 

The Lord looked down from heaven's height
To see if there was even one
Who did what God declared was right: 
Alas, He saw that there was none!

The Savior knows that we have wandered
Like sheep who all have gone astray,
For all our ways by Him are pondered,  
Yet there is hope for us today.

Both life and death are set before us,
And God is urging all to choose
Salvation from our Lord victorious,
Which only fools will yet refuse. 

We were the people pondered, Lord,
Who would have suffered endless loss! 
The choice that we could not afford
You purchased for us on the cross! 

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