The devil lies, cheats, and flatters to snare his victims.

Scripture: Jude 1:12-19

ESV Text: Jude 1:12-19


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 446:
Rise, my Soul, to Watch and Pray

— Organ Audio

1. Rise, my soul, to watch and pray, 
From thy sleep awaken; 
Be not by the evil day 
Unawares o’ertaken. 
For the Foe, 
Well we know, 
Oft his harvest reapeth 
While the Christian sleepeth. 

2. Watch against the devil’s snares 
Lest asleep he find thee; 
For indeed no pains he spares 
To deceive and blind thee. 
Satan’s prey 
Oft are they 
Who secure are sleeping 
And no watch are keeping. 

3. Watch! Let not the wicked world 
With its pow’r defeat thee. 
Watch lest with her pomp unfurled 
She betray and cheat thee. 
Watch and see 
Lest there be 
Faithless friends to charm thee, 
Who but seek to harm thee. 

4. Watch against thyself, my soul, 
Lest with grace thou trifle; 
Let not self thy tho’ts control 
Nor God’s mercy stifle. 
Pride and sin 
Lurk within 
All thy hopes to scatter; 
Heed not when they flatter. 

5. But while watching, also pray 
To the Lord unceasing. 
He will free thee, be thy stay, 
Strength and faith increasing. 
O Lord, bless 
In distress 
And let nothing swerve me 
From the will to serve Thee. 

6. Therefore let us watch and pray, 
Knowing He will hear us 
As we see from day to day 
Dangers ever near us, 
And the end 
Doth impend– 
Our redemption neareth 
When the Lord appeareth. 


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