Monday, July 03, 2017

Precious Preservation

"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever" (Psalm 12:6,7).  "Let thine heart keep My commandments… write them upon the table of thine heart" (Proverbs 3:1,3).  "They have hardened their necks, that they might not hear My words" (Jeremiah 19:15).  "Put on the whole armor of God… and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God" (Ephesians 6:11,17). 

The words of God are very pure
Which He conveyed by inspiration,
And by His promise they endure;
How precious is this preservation! 

The Lord has given His commands
To trust, to treasure, and obey.
Forevermore His counsel stands;
His words shall never pass away. 

Though some resist Him and are hardened,
They do so to their detriment,
Refusing, sadly, to be pardoned
Because they choose to not repent. 

This precious preservation, Lord,
Of words with Your authority
Equips us with Your Spirit's sword,
Your Gospel truth that makes us free! 

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