Honest Life



Let brotherly love continue,
Neglecting not any strangers;
It might be angels visiting you,
But vigilant to the dangers.

Remember the ones in prison,
And the ones who are mistreated;
The suffering that has been done,
That another might have cheated.

 Let marriage be held in honor,
The marriage bed undefiled;
To your partner be a fawner,
God will judge who becomes wild.

God judges sexual adulterers,
All things lustfully immoral;
Buffering all the sufferers,
Forced into something abnormal.

Avoid any love of money,
Be content with what you possess;
God will give you milk and honey,
For prospering that He will bless.

He will never leave nor forsake,
The Lord is your help and your aid;
He will be guiding you to make,
While living never afraid.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Sacrifices Pleasing to God Hebrews 13:1-6

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Written on August 10, 2022

Submitted by richards.77936 on August 09, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABAB CDCD EDEX BFBF GHGH IJIJ E
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 794
Words 163
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

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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