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Justness



You who trample on the needy,
While swallowing up the poor;
You are being rude and greedy,
For the Word of God, you ignore.

When will the new moon shall be gone,
So that we might sell our grain;
We need to harvest wheat at dawn,
Such a trifling amount of rain.

We may buy the poor for silver,
The needy for a pair of shoes;
The price of chaff I can waiver,
But taking a loss I refuse.

Surely God will never forget,
About any of our deeds;
I have no plans to be in debt,
And enabled to meet my needs.

Shall not the land for this tremble,
Everyone dwelling here grieves;
All the people would assemble,
As the prince of darkness deceives.

On that day the sun will go dark,
Darken the earth in broad daylight;
Darkness reigns to where you embark,
A starless sky resembles night.

God turns your feasts into sorrow,
As your songs to lamentation;
Sackcloth for to wear tomorrow,
Hair loss as a condemnation.

He will make you mourn for your son,
At the end like a bitter day;
For the evil that you have done,
His commandments you disobey.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Messages of Judgment Amos 8:4-10

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Written on September 23, 2022

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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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