The Tolerant God

The Lord works righteous justice,
For all who have been oppressed;
When everything seems hopeless,
And they have prayed and confessed.

For God has made know His ways,
And His acts to His people;
Each one of us must always,
Go worship in the temple.

God is merciful and gracious,
Abounding in steadfast love;
Because the Lord is righteous,
Anger slow to things thereof.

Not always will the Lord chide,
Nor keep anger forever;
He looks for you to provide,
You confess the endeavor.

God deals not with our sins,
Nor repay for transgressions;
Rather than He disciplines,
According to confessions.

For as higher than Heaven,
In being above the earth;
Great is the love be given,
In revering priceless worth.

As far as East is from West,
He removes the transgression;
Iniquities under arrest,
Through a sincere confession.

Fathers pity a child,
The Lord will pity as well;
Feels for who is defiled,
Showing fear to where they dwell.

For He has known our frame,
And that we are merely dust;
Whom to glorify His name,
He will help control the lust.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Bless the LORD, O My Soul Psalm 103:6-14

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Written on September 19, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on September 18, 2023

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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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  • luisestable1
    Nothing special or worthy of attention in all of this. It is a very typical religious poem with the usual stuff. And about God being tolerant.... who does send people to hell then?
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