All Thy sheep shall come to Zion; with them Thou wilt never part; beasts of prey, nor roaring lion,
none shall pluck them from Thy heart; all Thy chosen cost Thee wounds, and blood, and smart.
Several of our hymns today point to the folly of trusting in earthly powers, or even systems of sacrifice that only point to our need for the Messiah. They also acknowledge the fact that storms swirl around us. Even so, we will also sing that God is our guard, our strength, and our song. The beast will rage against us, hating the very thought of the church and attempting to force his “name” on all he can overpower. However, Christ, the nobler sacrifice, has bested all usurpers and won His bride. Christ has placed His name on us, and no foul thing can snatch them from God’s hand. —Nathan
Key Words: Beast, Blasphemous, Dragon, Marveled, Marked, Wisdom
Keystone Verse: Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:10c)