Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Our Desperate Need...


Forgive, chastise, oh loving God
The pitfall of man's errant laud
Feeble, the grasp of carnal creed
To comprehend man's desp'rate need
Or the cost of the sacrifice
That paid, once and for all, sin's price
Where He who knew no sin became
The scapegoat for its gruesome shame
And bore on the behalf of we
Our punishment to set us free
Where He who owed us nothing, gave
His Son to overcome the grave
The cross, hope's glorious crux unfurled
To bring life to a dying world
Where we deserve Hades abyss
If we reject such love as this
Where Jesus Christ, through His death freed
And satisfied man's desperate need

© Janet Martin

If we reject God
we under-estimate
the grossness of our sinful state 
and that which word cannot tell
or both Heaven and hell...

Recently I heard a preacher suggest that if every single person received one glimpse
of either heaven or hell, hell would be empty.
so great the glory of heaven, so awful the horror of hell!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God
 but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them 
because they are discerned only through the Spirit.


1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
 but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


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