The One Thing Needful

 

IF I HAD:

 

The wisdom of Solomon – 1 Kings 3:12

The patience of Job – James 5:11

The meekness of Moses – Numbers 12:3

The strength of Samson – Judges 16:20-31

The obedience of Abraham – Genesis 22:15-18

The compassion of Joseph – Genesis 45:1-5

The tears of Jeremiah – Lamentations 3:48-51

The poetic skill of David – 2 Samuel 23:1-5

The prophetic voice of Elijah – 1 Kings 18

The courage of Daniel – Daniel 6:10

The greatness of John the Baptist – Matthew 11:1-15

The endurance and love of Paul – 2 Corinthians 11:23-29

 

 

.....I WOULD STILL NEED:

 

Redemption through Christ’s blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace – Ephesians 1:7

 

“Not the labour of my hands,

Can fulfil Thy laws demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save and Thou alone”

(Words by August Toplady)

 

Whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved – Romans 10:13

As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me... and He shall hear my voice – Psalm 55:16-17

 

IF I HAD NOT:

 

Redemption through Christ’s blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace – Ephesians 1:7

 

 

.....I SHOULD BE:

 

Without hope in the world – Ephesians 2:12

Dead in trespasses and sins – Ephesians 2:1

Guilty before God – Romans 3:19

Alienated from the life of God – Ephesians 4:18

In darkness of mind – 1 Corinthians 2:11-14

Without peace with God – Romans 5:1

Without real blessing – Luke 12:16-21

On the broad way that leads to destruction – Matthew 7:13

And at last I should die in my sins – John 8:24

 

If you Lord should mark iniquities, O Lord who should stand? But there is forgiveness with You that You may be feared – Psalm 130:3-4

 

“Just as I am and waiting not,

To rid my soul of one dark blot,

To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come.”

(Word by Charlotte Elliott)

 

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my Rock and Salvation – Psalm 62:1-2

 

 

(R. John Wheeler, written by his father, R.L. Wheeler)