Each man did what he thought was right
In his own eyes, and yet
In God’s eyes it was very wrong
His rules had long been set.
Yet Israel went along his way
Just doing as he would.
Whatever each man chose to do
He did and called it good.
God judged them time and time again
For sins that they had done.
They’d cry out in their pain and then
The Lord would raise up one
Who’d rescue them from enemies
And lead them for a time.
Then he (or she) would die and back
Into such sin they’d climb!
The cycle never seemed to end
They never, ever learned.
Instead of seeking their true God
To others’ gods, they’d turn.
At last God said they’d sinned enough
And drove them from the land.
Rebuke would come to Judah, too,
By God Almighty’s hand.
But He will bring them home again
When they accept His Son
And humbly bow their heads and say,
“My Lord, Thy will be done.”
©2013 Denise McKenney
Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!
Great poem! I will print this and read it to Sunday School class & add pictures for each verse. It would make a neat children’s book for Christian Book shops.
I hope the children enjoy it.
Thank you for sharing your God given talent. I’ll be using this in my 3rd & 4th grade bible class this Wednesday 🙂
Love this. Printing copy for my Judges bible class 2-3rd graders! You are a talented poet/writer. Thank you so very much from 4th Street church of Christ
Great. Such a blessing to know God gave me a poem that is helpful to so many!
Using for Children’s Church study of Judges
Glad it can help!
This is beautiful! I’m using this for my Word of Life kids lesson on Judges. Thank you!
So glad it works for you. This seems to be a popular one for Bible studies. Feel free to use it as you wish.
Beautiful poem! I will be using this poem on my last lesson of Judges at Princeton Meadow Church in the following weeks. Thank you!
Using this for teaching Sunday School! Thank you!
Great! Glad it helps.