Through us, O Lord, mankind save.

January 30, 2014.

“‘Man who is born of a woman
    is few of days and full of trouble.
He comes out like a flower and withers;
    he flees like a shadow and continues not.
And do you open your eyes on such a one
    and bring me into judgment with you?
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
    There is not one.
Since his days are determined,
    and the number of his months is with you,
    and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,
look away from him and leave him alone,
    that he may enjoy, like a hired hand, his day.'”
(Job 14:1-6)

We live in a broken and dying world. We are a people of unclean lips.
What hope is there in our present dwelling?

We shout and rave, seeking to our own pleasures above all else.
Who is there to save us from ourselves?

Mano a mano, hand to hand, we bloody our souls for a dead land.
We are buried alive by our own demands.

Wars are sought, and friends forsook, away from greed can no man look.
When was love from earth took?

Zoom in close to see the same, from the norm will no man change.
We are but pride, greed and the pursuit of fame.

Who can save, who is there now? Can we turn to Him and bow?
Will he begin our hearts to plow?

Man borne of woman, few of days and full of trouble!
Without the Lord it surely is double.

O King of kings! O Lord of lords! on thee I cry!
We will only live if thou art nigh.

Take from our souls this tormented condition.
Towards you let there be no inhibition.

Though man thrash, wail and rave.
Through us, O Lord, mankind save.

Through us, O Lord, mankind save.


Suggested Daily Reading: Job 12-14, Isaiah 52.

Be true to your calling.


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