Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

All scripture references, unless otherwise noted, are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
That was about the only Christian song I knew when I turned to God in 1965. I also knew the song entitled, "The Old Rugged Cross." Often I would sing the song, "Just a closer Walk With Thee," in worship at home. The Lord Jesus was all I wanted to have in my life. What beautiful words for a new believer! I recently looked on the internet and found that the song is in the public domain so here are the words: 

     I am weak but thou art strong,
     Jesus keep me from all wrong, 
     I'll be satisfied as long,
     As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

          Refrain:
          Just a closer walk with Thee,
          Grant it Jesus is my plea,
          Daily walking close to thee,
          Let it be dear Lord, let it be.

     Through this world of toils and snares,
     If I falter Lord who cares
     Who with me my burden shares,
     None but thee dear Lord, none but thee.

     When my feeble life is o'er,
     Time for me will be no more,
     Guide me gently, safely o'er,
     To thy Kingdom shore, to thy shore.

I surely do like that song, it is the cry of my heart today. But songs can't save you and I, only Jesus can. You may be a Christian already, but if you haven't been baptized in Jesus name you should be. The name of Jesus is the only, "...name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (see Acts 4:12) When the Apostle Peter spoke to those Jewish listeners on the Day of Pentecost and told them that they were guilty of the death of their Messiah, they said in Acts 2:37b, "...Men and brethren, what shall we do?"  Then in verse 38, "...Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Peter went on and told them that this was the promise of God to them and their children and to all that were afar off.

You and I were afar off from the salvation of the Lord Jesus, So God's promise is to us also. Why not obey the Word of God today?


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