Monday, June 8, 2020

Third Poem From "Words of Inspiration"

A Second Chance

Man's evil God saw at a glance 
But to this one had found His grace
Where to all men given a second chance

God grieved His creation in this place
As wickedness man's heart displayed
But God plan a salvation to embrace 

For His few chosen to not be afraid
When to His regret flood waters ascend
As two-by-two in the ark they stayed

For 40 days for others the waters condemned
To the few righteous safety He gave
A future on them humanity did depend

Then to this God remembered and did save
As land appeared gave command to grow
In the new land man's domain made brave

A covenant displayed of a rainbow
Although man's evil God saw at a glance
Humanity He saved this place bestow
Where to all men given a second chance
   ©Doris Elaine


Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapters 6:1-9:14. Key Verses 6:5-8 "Then the Lord saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them'. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" (NKJV). Verses 6:17-18 "And behold, I myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall go into the ark-you, your sons, your wife, and your son's wife with you.  (NKJV).Verse 8:1 "Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that where in the ark. And God made a wind pass over the earth, and the waters subsided (NKJV). Verse 8:6 "So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made" (NKJV). Verses 8: 15-17 "Then God spoke to Noah, saying, 'Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your son's wives with you. Bring out every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth'" (NKJV). Verses 9: 12-14 "And God said: 'This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;  will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh" (NKJV). 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Second Poem from "Words of Inspiration"

Learned Temptation

From the womb to the ground we now return
When to the serpent we was deceived
As in temptation we fell and did learn

Now to this our struggle we did earn
For our creator was greatly aggrieved
From the womb to the ground we now return

As paradise He gave us we overturn
Eyes opened to knowledge we now received
As in temptation we fell and did learn

This our history with Him concern
As to the other our choice perceived
From the womb to the ground we now return

Bruised in mind we must now stand stern
So foot to heal our walk be achieved
As in temptation we fell and did learn

For now with knowledge we must discern
To whom our alliance be reprieved
From the womb to the grown we now return
As in temptation we fell and did learn
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 3, Key Verses 4-7"Then the serpent said to the woman, 'you shall not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil'. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of it's fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them where opened, they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made them coverings" (NKJV). & 11 "And He said, 'Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?'" (NKJV). Personal comment: In reading on you will see in answering God, the woman blamed the serpent, the man blamed the woman and the Lord punished all three; ending with the man. Verse 17b-19 "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return" (NKJV). 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

First Poem From "Words of Inspiration"

A Wonderful Place

To be here we live in His grace
For us this He made for our comfort
In the beginning a wonderful place

As with light the void He did embrace
Giving it all in six days His effort
For to be here we live in His grace

Making our welfare as His to face
In His breath to our life He exhort
In the beginning a wonderful place

Teaming with life to abundance He made
A garden beautiful to man's amaze
Out of part of man brought woman to aid

In this He saw promise as He praise
How wonderfully beautiful His creation
He gave to man to live out his days

Comfort to man was the foundation
As to be here we live in His grace
For to God what He saw was elation
In the beginning a wonderful place 
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-2, Key Verses 1:31 “Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day" (NKJV). 2:18 “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him’” (NKJV). 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

I'm Keeping It!

Hey Guys,
Decided to keep Redemptive Rhymes as my Writing Blog site of current Christian writing projects. Want be as active as have been in the past, but you will be able to catch some of my poems to be in current book project. Will leave the first three that where inspired out of Genesis; but in future will only be one, maybe two out of each book of the Bible. Just couldn't let go of Redemptive Rhymes as has been a big part of my life. Happy Reading!