"Valley Victory"

Luke 9:37, 46;
Romans 7:18,25

Lord, I remember how it was upon the mountain top, that day.
We saw Thy glory and we wished that we never come away!
My heart was wholly Thine that day--
or so I thought, beneath Thy sway;
I fancied I would never follow sin again, nor from Thee stray.
But Lord-- the following day...
The valley way!

The scorching shame of finding out my sin,
Seeing my greedy heart, the pride within!
How could I gorge so soon on this world's pleasure
After that glorious glimpse of Heaven's Treasure?

Bitter the lesson that I learned.
All of my joy to torture turned
On finding in me "no good thing;"
Desperate, I cried for rescuing.
Sweet, then, the Spirit's voice I heard,
Breaking sin's bonds as with a sword;
Triumphantly there came the word,
"Victory through Christ our Lord!"

Lord, I remember both those days.
For which should I offer greatest praise?

~ By Ruth Livingstonhill ~
Our Hope Magazine, August 1949.


John 8:36 
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Colossians 1:12-14
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered
us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through
his blood, even the forgiveness of sins

2 Corinthians 2:14 
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,
and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.

1Corinthians 15:57 
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Peter 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the
power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time.

1Peter 2:25 
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned
unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Further Bible Study:
Trust in God, Hope in God...For when troubles come your way
Learning To Lean On Jesus
The Faithfulness of God
God Is Above All!
It is Well... 2Kings 4:26

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