“The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise” (Prov 27:21 ESV).
MIGHTY IN BATTLE
JESUS CHRIST has done for me,
I sing this prayer to You, FATHER
so I might review the acts of Your Son.
The LORD JESUS upon Calvary routed every foe,
“breaking the weapons of the enemy
by His finished work of satisfactory obedience;”
and “by His triumphant resurrection and ascension” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Dec 3rd PM).
My LORD “completely overturned—
the hopes of hell” (ref#34, Dec 3rd PM)—
making a show of His enemies openly,
“triumphing over them by His cross” (ref#34, Dec 3rd PM).
Every arrow of guilt that Satan shoots at me
is now broken.
“Vain are the sharp swords of infernal malice,
and the perpetual battles of the serpent’s seed,” (ref#34, Dec 3rd PM).
For in the midst of the church
I, the lame take the prey,
and I, the feeblest warrior am crowned.
“Who shall lay anything to the charge of GOD’s elect” (ref#34, Dec 3rd PM)?
With You I shall do valiantly;
it is You who shall tread down my enemies (Ps 108:13).
You, yes, You will certainly deliver me
from every assault of evil (2 Tim 4:18).