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The Obedient Servant



The Lord has given me a tongue,
By all of those who have been taught;
I should know how the Word is flung,
For sustaining those who have sought.

I know how to sustain the Word,
To someone who has been weary;
In the morning that it is heard,
For waking up those who query.

The Lord God has opened my ear,
I defied not nor turned away;
I know to honor and revere,
Because I will trust and obey.

I gave my back to those who strike,
My cheeks to them that plucked my hair;
Because of me acting godlike,
For the things with the Lord I share.

I hid not my face from disgrace,
For those spitting trying to shame;
Because I know God will embrace,
As I continue to proclaim.

For the Lord will vindicate me,
As I shall not be confounded;
Since He opens my eyes to see,
What His Word that has astounded.

I have set my face like a flint,
For I will not be put to shame;
Light of His glory makes them squint,
In the darkness hearing His name.

Behold, the Lord God will help me,
They all wear out as a garment;
Who would declare me as guilty,
As each one dies as a varmint.

Who amongst you that fears the Lord,
As His soul who obeys His voice;
In the darkness He is ignored,
For iniquities are their choice.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Sin and the Servant's Obedience Isaiah 50:4-10

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Written on September 29, 2021

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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…

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