How the Book of Esther Affects Me

How the Book of Esther Affects Me

By David Smith December 31, 2008



The Book of Esther to meditate and ponder;

How God’s in control as thoughts do wander.

Mordecai and the King and Esther on track;

As the Jews were saved and Haman had his set back.

The Book of Esther, how God did lead;

His name is not mentioned; but his handiwork in deed.

That is so thrilling; as plots and sup plots came to light;

The eternal God; his way is right.

Haman in line so proud and all;

And so puffed up for his greatest fall.

The gallows made it clear; as Haman ordered it built;

Pride and arrogance; and how emotions did shift.

The Jews were spared as humility rose to the top;

All in God’s hand, the power He got.

Read the Book and See what I mean;

The invisible power so real and so keen.

The Bible Completely Read

The Bible Completely Read

By David Smith December 30, 2008

 

The Bible was read from Cover to Cover,

Three readings a day as the spirit did wander.

Biblical truths shone so bright,

Revealing my sin in the darkest of night.

Faith is the answer, for my soul to know;

The work of the cross, that grain of faith to grow.

Studying the truths and illustrations of Christ;

Light of the world in the darkest of night.

So the Bible as crimson is read

The Body of Christ, the daily bread.

Inspired by Gospel Hall

Inspired by the Gospel Hall

By David Smith January 31, 2006

 

The Gospel Hall, God’s word has a chime

The Bible alive, Salvation in time

The people were present; the evangelist spoke

Clear as crystal, God’s word did poke

It penetrated the Hall. God’s word was clear

People came out, Lake of Fire to fear

And “Whosoever” will no exception was heard

Including everybody, But some doubt his word

To accept his gift and be obedient to the script

To be born again, God’s way will lift

 

A solid hour of preaching God’s word

From Matthew and Mark and John we have heard

And Revelations, whosoever will was clear

Woven through the bible, Rejection is the fear

“Saved from What!” I heard the cry

As a tear shed from a sympathetic eye

A beautiful woman, a goddess of power

She couldn’t see Christ, His gift in that hour

How he cleansed the soul and made a sinner pure

To forgive the sin, His suffering did endure

How we are lost with the fall of man

To return to Christ if we could only take a stand

To deny the self and follow Christ

That’s the decision to decide how nice

 

To know the Lord and where the soul is going

The joy to keep the love a flowing

We are saved not because of how our works can be

But of amazing grace through faith unto thee

Whosoever will the invitation is out

It’s only a few where hearts rejoice and shout

Others feel they don’t need him; their righteousness is sound

They believe they have not sinned; The Lord will not put them down

Christ came for the sinner; to let the bond go free

Of all sinners Paul was chief; so there is hope for me

Once we are saved, Christ completed his part

Now it’s up to us to obey with all our heart

If you love me you will obey and feed my sheep

Meditate on God’s word; the harvest is so sweet

 

We are All Born Sinners

We are All Born Sinners

By David Smith October 21, 2008

 

“We are born sinners.” I heard her cry;

Why try to change. We are all going to die.

 

Focus on the Cross. The love of the LORD;

The Bible, God’s Word, the two-edged sword.

 

What a conviction. His words are so clear

Believe in His name. There is nothing to fear.

 

The victory of the Cross; King of all kings

To be born again, eternity it brings.

 

Changing from the old nature; to believe is repent

Follow His way. Our example, God sent.

 

To be purged from dishonour. We shall be vessels of the LORD;

Workmanship of honour; obedience has soared.

 

Having a new nature, salvation is at stake;

At the Cross it is finished;

God’s gift to freely take.

 

We are born sinners; the old nature needs to die

New life, new hope; God’s Word is why.

Crucifixion between two Malefactors

Crucifixion between two malefactors

(Inspired by bible study November 27, 2008)

By David Smith November 28, 2008

 

The crucifixion of Christ between two malefactors

The centre of controversy; think of the other factors.

 

On display between two thieves;

A severe punishment, to only rob, I believe.

 

And yet Barabas a notorious criminal that kills;

He walks away, corrupt justice; man’s selfish will.

 

Between Christ or Barabas to set one free;

A corrupted murderer, Christ paid the fee.

 

Law and order, how did they decide?

God’s Word was a tool to manipulate in stride.

 

Without faith, impossible to please a living LORD;

KING of kings, how righteousness has soared

 

Whatever is honourable just and true;

Christ within for all to do.

 

The crucifixion of a sinless man

Paid the fee for my soul to stand.

The Work of the Cross

The Work of the Cross

By David Smith December 1, 2008

 

He did time, and read his Bible; three times the pages were scanned.

He realized God’s way of salvation; the Bible, God’s Word in his hand.

 

Time paid off in prison; his freedom in the Book he could see;

Accepted the way of salvation; the Work of the Cross paid his fee.

 

Tears fell that day in prison; to know he was born anew;

As far as the East from the West; Sin separated the distance, it flew.

 

To be taken out of prison; a stigma the world may fight;

Clothed in divine righteousness; the Cross made his path so right.

 

Now he carries a light; in a dim and darkened sphere;

And gives people a warning; the end is drawing near.

 

He had the time to think, and put his life on roll;

We have the same opportunity; the work of the Cross saves a soul.