"Come now, let us set things right,
says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as snow; though they
be crimson red, they may become white as
wool. If you are willing, and obey, you shall
eat the good things of the land; but if you
refuse and resist, the sword shall consume
you: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken!"
A Call To Repent
The hearts that judge are not excused
From the true judgement held for them;
By the same standard they have used,
The judgement of God will condemn.
Do you not value God's kindness?
His patient strength, set to rescue
You, and lead you to repentance?
A stubborn heart will condemn you.
To the good hearts that persevere,
In good works, life eternal waits;
To wicked hearts who will not hear
Him, wrath and fury ne'er abates.
All those who sin outside the law
Will perish, be they Jew or Greek;
Yet those who keep it well will draw
The life eternal that they seek.
The law is written on each heart;
The conscience bears a true witness.
All that is false will fall apart,
As truth's revealed through Christ
In truth, the good look to that day;
With grateful hearts, they live and
May the mercy of God soften our hardened
hearts and draw us home to the Father
(c) Paul Buis, 2005