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Casting Lots For One With Godly Thoughts

Casting Lots For One With Godly Thoughts

Perhaps, within simple godly thoughts
Lost to callous hearts, lacking empathy
Shall be resurrected by casting lots
To see whose behaviors are exemplary

Shall it be royalty with showy stance?
Or a priest of fancy gilded attire?Β 
Consider a knight with his trusted lance
Or a dragon slayer with eyes of fire

Surely, it's not the shepherd boy with sheep!
He smells of pasture lands and earthy filth!
What quality does he bequeath to keep?
Ah! Β There in the past, the truth is spilth

For once a lowly shepherd Β became king Β 
After God's own heart, he changed everything
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*This sonnet is inspired by the story of King David,
in the Bible....How God chose a simple shepherd to
be the bloodline of Christ, and a great king to change
the world forever!Β  God chose the meek over perceived
powerful positions/status to do His will.Β Β  ;)

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Cherie Leigh

HI Lisa...Thank you!Β  ;)Β  I wanted to do a sonnet and I thought I could incorporate something biblical into it...Thank you for pointing out the extra "l" in Shall....lol...I tend to do that with "i" as well...I always want to know if I make typos...Thank you. I changed it...xoΒ  ;)

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Simon Bromley

Fantastic write with awesome flow.Β  Loved it pinned.

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Cherie Leigh

HI Simon...Thank you!Β  I am so honored you pinned this one....I wanted to challenge myself with a sonnet.Β  I have always liked the story of David and how his loyalty to God led him to become King and the bloodline of Christ as well...a very important role in history he played...and God always chooses the meek and humble to do His will...not the rich and powerful who pretend they are worthy...Thanks so much. ox ;)

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Angel

Lovely poem enjoyed it troughlyΒ 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Linda...Thank you so much....I love the story of David in the Old Testament...His life as a lowly shepherd boy who becomes king...and all because he followed God and placed his faith in God's will.Β  I wanted to do a sonnet and found the story could fit into one..Β  xo ;)Β  Β 

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Tony Taylor

Smokin' grooves sweetheart!! Smokin' ass grooves!!..... what can I say....... sweet perfection!!.......PINNED!!......REALLY compelling stuff!!......... Hugs n Kisses!!.......T xo 🐧✴❀❀❀

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Cherie Leigh

Lol...Thanks T....I like sonnets and found this to fit what I wanted to write about how the meek of heart change the world....just as David did all because he was a man after God's own heart.Β  God knows who He can use to get His will done for all of us to be saved by His grace. I am excited that you liked it well enough to pin...Yay!Β  Thank you... Love n hugs, n stuff. xo ;)

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

The giant stood before him
Goliath, the Philistines symbol of great might
But young David, the chosen Israelite
Was blessed with God's insight

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The ground shook, as this behemothΒ 
Approached, to David slay
But with his slingshot, he cast a fatal stone
Goliath toppled, and dead he lay

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The Philistines fled in terror
The Israelites had found their King
God smiled up in Heaven
And His Angels began to sing

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

HI dear Larry....That account is one of my favorites in the old testament...For it shows that with God all things are possible...Faith is a powerful thing and God rewards and blesses those who listen.Β  He does not care about money or power or status, but instead He focuses on the heart of man...which I wish we could do as devotedly.Β  I had not done a sonnet in awhile and thought of this idea of what God does to those who put their mind on His ways....Thank you for your awesome poetic verses of his battle with Goliath.Β  Courage is a state of heart, not size.Β  Β xo Love n HugsΒ 

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Dmitri Rudder

Hmm. The story of David is an interesting one, but not one I am often familiar with. I much think that life lay in chance and anarchy, But it is refreshing to see so many resolute in their faith. I think that, regardless of it's truth, is a true virtue. Just as the story of David and Goliath is. The meek might defeat the strong by with and courage. A simple moral, but A vital one nonetheless. After all, is the story of David not similar to Gilgamesh, Mehenna, Carn Eoghain or Arthur, or even to those Of Saquahatam-Na'ja and Pexticotli? A universality in these stories is a comfort to many in common ground, but perhaps a thorn in the side of Fundamentalists.Β 

Anyway, sorry about the religious spout off. I don't typically comment things like that, but I feel it is necessary to have an outsiders view on things to bring them to the light. If one only looks from one perspective, they'll never see all sides.Β 

I love the quatrain style, as well as the AB couplet pairs, making a very entertaining and bouncy rythm. Thank you for sharing!

-Love and Best Wishes,
Dmitri

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Cherie Leigh

You are wise beyond your years, D......You amaze me!Β  I am fascinated with the stories of the Anunnaki and Nephilliam....the stories of humanity being interrupted and challenged in our thinking....It is the simple unassuming people that make the greatest achievements in life......That impresses me...Thanks for your kind support.Β  xo ;)Β  Love n respect

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