Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ways of the Wise

"We will rejoice in Thy salvation… Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:5,7).  "When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom… The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:30).  "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.  Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man" (Colossians 4:5,6). 

The wise will rejoice in salvation,
Exalting the Lord Jesus Christ,
Recalling His humiliation
When He was for us sacrificed. 

True wisdom belongs to the humble
Who run to the Savior to hide,
But fools in their arrogance stumble,
Led forth into judgment by pride.   

The way of escape from our sins
Is found by receiving the Savior,
And thereby the laborer wins  
The souls that are saved by God's favor. 

Lord, as You examine our ways,
Transform us that we may be wise,
Redeeming the time in our days
With truth that Your Gospel supplies.  

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