A Firm Foundation

 

 

Hymn: “How Firm a Foundation.” –-often attributed to Martin Luther

What more can He say, than to you He has said in His excellent, benevolent, eternal word. -g.w.

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said—
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

      /The Bible is the authoritative bedrock for the Christian’s faith and practice. Does one who professes Christ say they believe none, or only some of the bible? They have lost any foundational authority to which they may appeal, to bear witness to the testimony of who they say they are/ -g.w.

We Need it Now as Eternal as It Is

“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.

     /He says what He means, and does what He says./

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

      /Troubles turn to blessing when the Savior is in the center/

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not harm thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

      /A fire-proof soul can only become more pure through the Refiner’s fire…/

“The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose,
I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

      /…When that soul is leaning into the Savior’s rest./

-The Lord whispers into my soul. He shares with me His finest thoughts. What does He communicate to my soul? He says He is with me, too, and will not desert me to the Accuser of my soul.  -g.w.

Following song lyrics derived from Psalm 119: 105

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
Think I’ve lost my way,
Still You’re there, right beside me.

Nothing will I fear,
As long as You are near.
Please, be near me to the end”

Published by: g.w

Retired and On sabbatical (again, but not quite). More info available in 'About Me' on my site page.(There is a small square box with three little dots inside, on the upper right hand side of every blog page,at the right side of title banner. Click on those dots to take you to a "hidden" site page with more info provided by me, including "follow" button and "About me." I didn't design this thing.It came as-is.)Also WP has a mandatory banner at the bottom of the screen about privacy and cookies policy that blocks the visibility of a "follow" button that pops up under a "close and accept' of the privacy agreement. You have to click the 'close and accept to see the follow button. Things are becoming more complicated to navigation with hidden activations and complex instructions. Life and technology is like that. If something seems simple you're probably doing it wrong. But I'm left-handed so maybe it's just me.

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4 thoughts on “A Firm Foundation”

    1. Yes, I agree. This and “A Mighty Fortress is our God” seems to be the two pillars of the old hymns I go to quickest for consolation. Blessings to you this day!

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