Behold, Ye Despisers,
"Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer", "the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth." "Behold, ye despisers," "and wonder marvellously:" "and perish: for I work a work in your days," "which ye will not believe," "a work which ye shall in no wise believe," "though it be told you", "though a man declare it unto you." "Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it?"
(Isaiah 48:17a-b, Habakkuk 1:4, Acts13:41a-b, Habakkuk 1:5c Acts13:41d-e, Habakkuk 1:5e, Acts 13:41f, Habakkuk 1:5f, Acts 13:41f g, Isaiah 48:6a-c.)
I Thank Thee,
O Father, Lord!
"I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." (Matthew 11:25b-f.) "O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all ((who would be)) my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. ...Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:97-99, 105.)
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