The Sun of righteousness rises in the East. Oh God! Your glory fills heaven and earth. My beautiful beloved, Your love surrounds me. Those who seek truth all love God. In the early morning, though I rise alone, joy’s in my heart as I ponder God’s words. His gentle words, like a loving mother. His words of judgment, like a father’s reproof.
Those who only think of their flesh and comforts, those whose faith is uncertain, those who practice witchcraft and sorcery, lecherous ones, tattered and worn, those who steal from God, taking sacrifices, who love bribes or idly dream of heaven, those arrogant and proud, striving for fame and wealth, those who spread impious words, those unrepentant people trapped in sin, are they not beyond salvation? Those unrepentant people trapped in sin, are they not beyond salvation?
I Though the work of conquest is reached by God’s purging of man’s prospects, man will be ultimately led to the proper place God prepared. Because it is God who works man, their destination is assured. Since God created man, He leads them. Since He saves, He’ll thoroughly save them. Man He’ll completely gain. Since He created man and manages them, He must be responsible for their fate. He’ll bring them to their proper destination. And this is the work done by the Creator.