If you should suddenly realize what your enemies are trying to do to you, leave the matter in God’s hands.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 11:18-20

ESV Text: Jeremiah 11:18-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:12 and ends at about 3:57

     18 And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings. 19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered. 20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 28:
Now Let All Loudly Sing Praise

— Organ Audio

1. Now let all loudly 
Sing praise to God the Lord; 
Christendom, proudly 
Laud Him with one accord. 
Gently He bids thee come before Him; 
Haste, then, O Israel, now adore Him. 

2. For the Lord reigneth 
Over the universe, 
All He sustaineth, 
All things His praise rehearse, 
The angel host His glory telling, 
Psalter and harp are the anthem swelling. 

3. Come, heathen races, 
Cast off all grief and care, 
For pleasant places 
Your Savior doth prepare 
Where His blest Word abroad is sounded, 
Pardon for sinners and grace unbounded. 

4. Richly He feeds us 
Always and everywhere; 
Gently He leads us 
With a true father’s care; 
The late and early rains He sends us, 
Daily His blessing, His love, attends us. 

5. Sing we His praises 
Who is thus merciful; 
Christendom raises 
Songs to His glorious rule. 
Rejoice! No foe shall now alarm us; 
He will protect us, and who can harm us? 

Unfortunately, it can take us some time too before we finally humble ourselves before God’s word.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 5:8-19

ESV Text: 2 Kings 5:8-19

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:24 and ends at about 3:57

8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

     9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

     15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD. 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing. 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 291:
Lamp of our Feet Whereby We Trace

— Organ Audio

1. Lamp of our feet whereby we trace 
Our path when wont to stray; 
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace, 
Brook by the traveler’s way. 

2. Bread of our souls whereon we feed, 
True manna from on high; 
Our guide and chart wherein we read 
Of realms beyond the sky; 

3. Pillar of fire, through watches dark, 
Or radiant cloud by day; 
When waves would break our tossing bark, 
Our anchor and our stay; 

4. Word of the ever-living God, 
Will of His glorious Son; 
Without thee, how could earth be trod 
Or heaven itself be won? 

5. Lord, grant us all aright to learn 
The wisdom it imparts 
And to its heavenly teaching turn 
With simple, childlike hearts.