Monday, June 14, 2010

Obeying the King • Ecclesiastes 8

Do what your king commands; 
you gave a sacred oath of obedience. 
Don't worryingly second-guess your orders 
or try to back out when the task is unpleasant. 
You're serving his pleasure, not yours. 
The king has the last word.
Who dares say to him, "What are you doing?" 
Carrying out orders won't hurt you a bit; 
the wise person obeys promptly and accurately. 
Yes, there's a right time and way for everything, 
even though, unfortunately, we miss it for the most part. 
It's true that no one knows what's going to happen, or when. 
Who's around to tell us? 
Ecclesiastes 8:2-7

You are my King.

No earthly king are You,
God of the Angel Armies,
Lord of Hosts.

You spoke the world into being,
You named the stars you created —
setting them in galaxies across
the black velvet vastness of space.

Your words are truth.
You can be trusted,
You never fail,
You never change.

To follow what You say,
to do what You command
sets my feet on solid ground
gives light to my eyes
and direction to my life.

You command out of love,
providing all that is needed
to obey.

You are my King
at Your feet I bow.

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