David: Perils-In-Waiting

David’s rising light could not shine bright in Saul’s court
Blighted jealousy sought to douse his fame and flame
Saul was certain God had turned from him, it was disconcerting
Worse still, letting David live would be cowardly disinheriting
His seed-the house of Saul would fall after one generation

David had to flee, aided by the loyal and disinterested Jonathan
Who cared not for spoils of succession knowing its God’s concession
To give, and so did not grieve or fuss at his family’s future loss

David became a fugitive, an anointed king fleeing from the law
The chosen of God rejected, exiled to become a mere outlaw
Marvel not then if the elect of today are rejected and cast off
Excluded from high society by evil envy of their spiritual propriety
When the Son of David comes, you will see their claim is no bluff
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Amram & Jochebed

Israel had come to Egypt for famine’s succour
Joseph’s ascension saved them from rigour
Exile was wonderful, the land was fruitful
Their lovely Goshen promised a golden future

All changed when a new king arose
A pharaoh who knew not Joseph’s deeds
Nor cared for his people and ‎their needs
Not indifference, but the hatred ‎that feeds
Anti-Semitism, seeds of Holocaust’s weeds

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Jacob: From Pariah To Prince

From Laban his uncle he went
Increased in goods, flock and progeny
Yet around the plains lurked the enemy
Esau whose wrath Rebekah foresaw

Twenty years had not dimmed bitterness
Rage still burned bright like an evil flame
Jacob like a man wanted to play his game
Against an armed band-results would not be same

Jacob divided his flocks and sent them ahead
Would a present pacify patient wrath?
Stored and silently stoked by a peeved brat‎?
Time was scarce, Jacob could do no more than that

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