This sonnet is first in a series about Psalm 119. This sonnet based on Psalm 1.
Blessed is the man who does not listen
Or seek the so called wisdom of those who
Steal and monetize the spoils of division,
Squeeze out a profit by undoing good.
Blessed is he who preys not on the weak–
Who profits in fomenting division,
But blessed is she who prays with the meek,
Seeks her Maker’s counsel and wisdom.
Blessed is the man who does not stand
Mired in the muck of besetting sin
But builds on the rock not the shifting sand
Who steps into faith, new life begins.
For blessing, the Blessed becomes the tree
Whose arms hand blessing healing those who believe.
© Randall Edwards 2018.
This poem is for Christ’s church. If it is helpful, please feel free to copy or reprint in church bulletins, read aloud, or repost. I only ask that an attribution be cited to myself (Randall Edwards) and this blog (backwardmutters.com). Thanks.
Artwork: Dagulf-Psalter by Anonymous (http://www.finns-books.com/dagulfg.htm) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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I’m looking forward to this series on Psalm 119! ❤