Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

A Chosen People



I lay in Zion a stone,
A cornerstone as select;
One that is precious and hone,
That many others reject.

Whoever believes proclaim.
For the honor who believes,
Will never be put to shame,
For salvation one receives.

For those who do not believe,
That the builders rejected;
Because Satan does deceive,
For their faith is infected.

A stone as a stumbling block,
They stumble going astray;
Being an offensive rock,
For the Word they disobey.

But you are a chosen race,
To be His new creation;
A royal priesthood by grace,
Part of a holy nation.

People of His possession,
Excellent marvelous light;
He forgives for confession,
And blesses what is done right.

Not a people in time past,
But now you belong to God;
With life that will ever last,
While you honor and laud.

Now you have mercy and grace,
As sojourners here on earth;
Exiled here in this place,
That God has known our worth.

Abstain from the fleshy lust,
Which battles against the soul;
Put your faith in God to trust,
Allowing Him to control.

Live proper in your conduct,
Being honest to others;
The glory of God induct,
To all in being brothers.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

A Living Stone and a Holy People 1 Peter 2:6–12

Font size:
 

Written on June 19, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on June 18, 2021

1:01 min read
11 Views

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

All Richard Newton Sherrer poems | Richard Newton Sherrer Books

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Discuss this Richard Newton Sherrer poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "A Chosen People" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 28 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/103033/a-chosen-people>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    What is the term for the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.
    • A. Line break
    • B. Dithyramb
    • C. A turn
    • D. Enjambment

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »