Slave Submission



Submit to masters with respect,
To all even to the unjust;
Never attempting to reject,
While in the Lord put your trust.

For this will be a gracious thing,
When you are mindful of God;
Enduring sorrows it would bring,
It is not wrong to praise and laud.

What glory is it if you sin,
Or trying to buffet your fault;
Be patient and endure within,
Let forgiveness from God be sought.

Remember Christ suffered for you,
Leaving you as an example;
To take the steps to follow through,
If you study through the Gospel.

He did not sin nor did guile,
Neither any deceit spoken;
He had no lavish lifestyle,
And His body was unbroken.

He reviled not in return,
When foes reviled against Him;
When He suffered others did learn,
The power of spiritual vim.

Christ threatened not but kept His trust,
In the Father who was righteous;
Knowing that He was fair and just,
For He will be serving justice.

Christ bore our sins on the cross,
To die and live to righteousness;
Although our gain was His loss,
Your wounds are healed when you confess.

We are sheep who have gone astray,
Returned to the Shepherd of your soul;
The overseer that you obey,
Remains at the helm to control.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Submission to Authority 1 Peter 2:18-25

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Written on May 03, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on May 02, 2023

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Scheme ABAB CXCX DXDX EFEF GHGH IJIJ BKBK LKLX MNMN X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,210
Words 264
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 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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