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). 

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