Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gehazi

Hanging around
On sanctified ground,
Gehazi waas greedy...
Spiritually needy.
Telling some lies
To get a big prize,
He got the reverse:
An unending curse.

You can read the story of Gehazi here.

3 comments:

Elaine said...

While I knew the story of Namaan, I had never heard of Gehazi before. A stellar piece of writing Jim. You nailed it...in 8 lines!

dfish said...

Great poem.

Jim Swindle said...

Elaine, there are lots of fascinating things in the Bible that we often miss. One way to get a grasp of the whole is to listen to audio. I've listened through the World English Bible in MP3 format from AudioTreasure.com a time or two while doing my short commute to and from work. It's free to download or only $15.95 to order on CD. (Be aware that older car audio systems may not play mp3 files.)

dfish, thanks for the encouragement.