Below are a couple of Bible In Poems random poem selections
|Judges 3:1 - Judges 3:31
Israel lived in the promised land, for God had set them free.
But they married idols worshipers, and that made God angry.
He let a king with a funny name become stronger then them.
For eight long years the Israelites served Chush-an-rish-a-thaim.
By eight years end the people cried and prayed unto the Lord.
We disobeyed. We want to turn and again obey your word.
Remember Joshua and Caleb? How Jericho's war was won?
They'd passed away, but Caleb had a godly, good grandson.
His name was Othniel, a judge whom God made rule.
He fought against the king called Cush, as stubborn as a mule.
God made him win. For forty years, Israel had rest.
Then Othniel died. Without a judge, Israel failed the test.
So God raised up another king. Eglon was his name.
He was the king of Moab. It truly was a shame.
He with the Ammonites, conquered Israel.
For eighteen years they served Eglon. It wasn't going swell.
They cried unto the Lord again. And God raised up Ehud.
A left hand man with a daring plan, to spill king Eglon's blood.
He said he had a secret. A message for the king.
What he had was a two edged dagger, that he hid within a sling.
Eglon sent away his servants, to hear Ehud's secret.
They were in his summer parlor. Judge Ehud sure had grit.
He drew the blade and plunged it in to Eglon's belly fat.
Then Ehud slipped out through the porch, as silent as a cat.
He ran away to Ephraim's mount and blew the trumpet loud.
God fights for us. Oh Israel come. They gathered quite a crowd.
Israel chased the Moabites, and slew ten thousand men.
For eighty years obeyed the Lord, and had their peace again.
Then after Eglon, Shamgar judged, and he was good as well.
The Philistines fought, and Shamgar won, and delivered Israel.
Othniel, Ehud, & Shamgar
|Judges 4:1 - 5:31
For eighty years Israel had peace. Obeying what God said.
Ehud and Shamgar judged them well, but now these men were dead.
A generation then rose up, and this one disobeyed.
It's a disappointing sequence. It gets me quite dismayed.
How often are we just like them, each time we disobey?
Then God must punish us again. Happens almost every day.
I'm glad God does not tire, and give up when we sin.
Sin hurts us bad. He brings us back, to be near Him again.
This time Jabin king of Caanan, conquered Israel.
Nine hundred iron chariots. For twenty years they fell.
They could not fight this mighty king, and again began to pray.
It would have been far easier, to just not disobey.
So God did something that was new. We'll give this plan a whirl.
I've raised up men to judge this land. This time I'll pick a girl.
Nine hundred iron chariots. No foe had much more might.
Deborah the judge called Barak. Said you will win this fight.
Go up unto mount Tabor, and take ten thousand men.
I'll deliver Jabin's chariots, and you'll be free again.
Barak, Israel's captain, said I will gladly go,
if Deborah, you go with me. I will, but you should know.
When God defeats king Jabin, they will not say that you led.
They'll say a woman fought this war. I'll be there in your stead.
So Barak called the army. They followed her and him.
And that day Israel won the war with Deborah leading them.
When all was done and Jabin gone, a song was written down.
Deborah and Barak sang that song, and made a joyful sound.
For forty years they served the Lord with peace and happiness.
For forty years God gave them rest. Obey and God will bless.
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