Change and decay in all around I see,|
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
The earth mourns and withers|
The world languishes and withers,
The heavens languish together with the earth.
The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants;
For they have transgressed the laws,
Violated the statutes,
Broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore a curse devours the earth
And its inhabitants suffer for their guilt. (Isa.24.4-6)
|Repent therefore and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, and times of renewal may come from the presence of the LORD, and that he may send the Anointed one appointed for you, Jesus (Acts 3.19-20)|
|Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind (Rom 12.1-2)|
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,|
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and might,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. (Isa.11.2)
|Jesus taught and said to them, Is it not written, My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of robbers. And the chief priests and scribes heard it and sought a way to destroy him; for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. (Mark 11.17-18)|