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True Wisdom



Who is wise and understanding,
By good conduct let Him show you;
Meekness of wisdom demanding,
Conversation of what is true.

But if you have bitter envy,
Selfish ambition in your heart;
Boasting not with the jealousy,
Or a false truth that could impart.

This is not wisdom from above,
Rather of earthly obsession;
Filled with a hate not with the love,
From a spiritual possession.

For where there is a jealousy,
A selfish ambition exists;
Vile practice makes you fussy,
While the temptation persists.

But wisdom from above is pure,
Peaceable open to reason;
Full of mercy roots are secure,
A sincerity through the Son.

For a harvest of righteousness,
That was sown in peace will reap peace;
Rewarded from God blessedness,
A thanksgiving that will not cease.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Wisdom from Above James 3:13-18

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Written on October 14, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on October 13, 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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