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Aleph



Bless those whose way is blameless,
Walking in the Law of the Lord;
Undefiled and shameless,
Remaining in one accord.

To keep His testimony,
Seeking Him with your whole heart;
Commit to your memory,
Always able to impart.

Never do iniquity,
Rather walk upon His path;
Keep His Law diligently,
For avoidance of His wrath.

Be steadfast upon His ways,
By keeping all His statute;
Never be the one that strays,
That causes God to refute.

You shall not be put to shame,
Having your eyes on His Law;
Showing respect to proclaim,
Answer Him if He would call.

Praise Him with an upright heart,
Learning of His righteous rules;
All temptations you must thwart,
Avoiding the lure that fuels.

His Word a lamp to His feet,
Statutes that never forsake;
Never has any conceit,
Nor worship anything fake.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet Psalm 119:1-8

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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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