Many are the temptations around us. We ask the Lord to direct our steps.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 20:17-24

ESV Text: Proverbs 20:17-24


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:43 and ends at about 2:40

     17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

     18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

     19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

     20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

     21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

     22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

     23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

     24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 402:
O God, Forsake me Not

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— Organ Audio

1. O God, forsake me not! 
Thy gracious presence lend me; 
Lead Thou Thy helpless child; 
Thy Holy Spirit send me 
That I my course may run. 
Be Thou my Light, my Lot, 
My Staff, my Rock, my Shield, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

2. O God, forsake me not! 
Take not Thy Spirit from me 
And suffer not the might 
Of sin to overcome me. 
Increase my feeble faith, 
Which Thou Thyself hast wrought. 
Be Thou my Strength and Power, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

3. O God, forsake me not! 
Lord, hear my supplication! 
In every evil hour 
Help me o’ercome temptation; 
And when the Prince of hell 
My conscience seeks to blot, 
Be Thou not far from me, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

4. O God, forsake me not! 
Thy mercy I’m addressing; 
O Father, God of Love, 
Grant me Thy heavenly blessing 
To do when duty calls 
What’er Thou didst allot, 
To do what pleaseth Thee, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

5. O God, forsake me not! 
Lord, I am Thine forever. 
Grant me true faith in Thee; 
Grant that I leave Thee never. 
Grant me a blessed end 
When my good fight is fought; 
Help me in life and death, – 
O God, forsake me not!