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We say “get your house in order” before you die, but it is God who really gets our house in order through His Son (v. 5).

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 23:1-7

ESV Text: 2 Samuel 23:1-7

KJV Text:

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     1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, 2 The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. 5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. 6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands: 7 But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 378:
All that I Was, my Sin, my Guilt

— Organ Audio

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1. All that I was, my sin, my guilt, 
My death, was all my own; 
All that I am I owe to Thee, 
My gracious God, alone. 

2. The evil of my former state 
Was mine, and only mine; 
The good in which I now rejoice 
Is Thine, and only Thine. 

3. The darkness of my former state, 
The bondage, all was mine; 
The light of life in which I walk, 
The liberty, is Thine. 

4. Thy Word first made me feel my sin, 
It taught me to believe; 
Then, in believing, peace I found, 
And now I live, I live! 

5. All that I am, e’en here on earth, 
All that I hope to be, 
When Jesus comes and glory dawns, 
I owe it, Lord, to Thee.