Valley Victory!

“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.

*Luke 9:37~ And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.

*Luke 9:46~ Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

*Romans 7:18~ For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

*Romans 7:25~ I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


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