Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Discerning the Dryness

"My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God… while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?" (Psalm 42:2,3).  "If thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding… Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:3,5).  "Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys… O backsliding daughter?" (Jeremiah 49:4).  "Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ… thou owest unto Me even thine own self besides" (Philemon 3,19). 

There is a thirst within our hearts
That mockers cannot understand. 
The living water God imparts
Has satisfied us in this land. 

"Where is thy God?" the scorners say, 
In spite of all the evidence
Throughout creation on display;
Their hearts are void of common sense! 

They glory in a well that's dry  
That cannot help them to discern
Their need that Christ would satisfy
If only they would to Him turn. 

O Lord, as we have been discerning
This valley's dryness here below,
Your grace and peace that we are learning
Teach us how much to You we owe!  

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