Daniel

Israel had sinned and God then binned them in Babylon
Refuseniks that rejected God and were promptly ejected
From the land of promise to a place of pagan promises

Daniel was among the Jewish natives that became restless captives
He was chosen to be schooled as part of the talent that was pooled
The King’s order was to gather the precocious on his side of the border

Daniel though in captivity never forgot the laws of his Deity
Nebuchadnezzar the King, by his signet and ring had instructed
That his bright fledglings be fed pagan delicacies in all cases Continue reading

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Esther & Mordecai

 

This ode to the Jewish Queen of Persia
Would be faint praise without her uncle’s mention
For he by the tender mercies of filial adoption
Preserved and prepared her for later service to her nation

The Great King Ahasuerus had a quondam Queen
Called Vashti, whose pride made her a has-been
She disregarded the King’s summon-thinking it common
The King was angry that his grace was spurned
So decided to cast away she that had scorned

The church of Laodecia-nominally called Christ’s Bride
Like Vashti of old she should call Him Lord
Yet she routinely ignores the summons of His Word
She is lukewarm; the half-way house of an indifferent spouse
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