Song of Trust in God
1In the Lord I take refuge;
2 Corinthians 3:4 (New Living Translation)
We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.
how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains;
2for look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow to the string, to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.
3If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
4The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind.
2 Chronicles 16:9 (New Living Translation)
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
5The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence.
6On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulfur; a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
HERE Paul Wilbur sings about the God of truth and life in “Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall.” It is a wonderful song for worshiping our Lord, as with the Psalmist we ask to behold his face.
We do not seek Your hand
We only seek Your face
We want to know You
We want to see You
Reveal Your glory in this place
Plea for Help in Evil Times
1Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind.
2They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
4those who say, “With our tongues we will prevail; our lips are our own—who is our master?”
5“Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.”
6The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure,
John 8:26 (NRSV)
“The one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.”
silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
7You, O Lord, will protect us; you will guard us from this generation forever.
8On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among humankind.
Just one example of “vileness” being “exalted”:
Globally, porn is a $97 billion industry, according to Kassia Wosick, assistant professor of sociology at New Mexico State University. Between $10 billion and $12 billion of that comes from the United States.
The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.