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Biblios Hokku

Biblios Hokku
By faith, for service
our worth only in His eyes
we are saved for Him

GENESIS
In the beginning
Made for love, called for my own
Follow me, and live

EXODUS
God did not leave us
Fire by night, cloud by day
Our faith in our feet.

LEVITICUS
As I am holy
So must all my people be
Do this and draw near

NUMBERS
So quick to forget
We wander out our sentence
Yet still not alone

DEUTERONOMY

Hear oh Israel
I am your God, I am One
This is all you need

JOSHUA
Our faith rewarded
He gave us the land we walked
My house serves the Lord

JUDGES
So quick to forget
We fall and are delivered.
No limit to Grace

RUTH
Bride Price paid for Her
Redemption for faithfulness
Saving line begun

1 SAMUEL
A nation is born
Focus shifts from Him.
So hard to obey.

2 SAMUEL
Israel’s greatest King
A man after God’s own heart
Yet still so human

1 KINGS
Wise old Solomon
Building a house for the Lord
How long will it last?

2 KINGS
Judah and Israel.
Both nations carried away.
An exile begun.

1 CHRONICLES
The throne of David.
established for evermore.
Grace in spite of sin.

2 CHRONICLES
A nation fallen
Still carrying God’s favour.
“I will bring you home.”

EZRA
A heart that seeks Him.
Ezra prepares the people.
Hope will rise anew.

NEHEMIAH
With prayer and with sword,
The wall of Jerusalem.
rises once again.

ESTHER
A woman of God,
Born for a time such as this.
Favoured by her King.

JOB
Hold on to your faith.
Our God gives and takes away,
but always stays true.

PSALMS 
Praise ye all the Lord.
In our joy and our sadness,
our help comes from him.

PROVERBS
The fear of the Lord
Is the heart of all wisdom.
Look to Him and Live.

ECCLESIASTES
For God, in his time,
has made beautiful all things,
and timeless our hearts.

SONG OF SONGS
Love is his banner.
A love beter than any wine.
“Behold!  Thou art fair.”

ISAIAH
Promise of Good News.
For to us a child shall be born,
coming from the Lord.

JEREMIAH
I chose you for this –
Warn them to turn from their sin.
Thus sayeth the Lord.

LAMENTATIONS
How lost is Judah,
but great is Thy faithfulness.
Restore us to you.

EZEKIEL
Woe unto Israel.
You do not do what is right.
Turn yourself; and live.

DANIEL
Steadfast and constant.
Through fire and beast they stand –
And God stands with them.

HOSEA
Harsh is my judgement.
Oh return to my healing.
Free will be my love.

JOEL
Vale of Decision.
Call on his name and be saved.
His Spirit will pour.

 AMOS
Seek justice for all,
Like a never-ending stream;
and you shall meet God.

OBADIAH
Curse not God’s chosen!
For the Lord will cut you off.
An end for Edom?

JONAH
A cry of warning.
Salvation reaches to all.
Who are we to judge?

MICAH
Do good, love mercy,
and walk humbly with your God.
Or you will be judged.

NAHUM
A city of blood.
My anger is slow, but sure.
No escape this time.

HABBAKUK
Trust God, and his plan.
The just shall live by his faith.
Just you wait and see.

 ZEPHENIAH
Rejoice, we are saved.
God’s might in our midst.
We need know no fear

HAGGAI
Look first to my house.
From this day I will bless you.
Show your strength and work

ZECHERIAH
Turn to me I say.
You have made your heart as stone,
All will soon be gone.

MALACHI
You have lost your way.
Your faith you weaken in vain,
I will send my light.

MATTHEW
A King from Heaven.
The long-awaited saviour.
JESUS is his name.

 MARK
A man of sorrow.
Our salvation bought by blood.
“Follow me, and live.”

 LUKE
Salvation for all,
Through his great mercy and love.
So much more to come.

 JOHN
In the beginning-
There before Heaven or Earth.
This is who I AM.

ACTS
A church arises
Soaked in the Word and Spirit
Power from on high.

ROMANS
So short do we fall.
Justification and Peace
come only through faith

1 CORINTHIANS
The Power of God?.
Love – A most excellent way:
The way of the cross

2 CORINTHIANS
We walk by our faith.
Strength made perfect in weakness.
Created anew.

GALATIANS
Walk in the Spirit.
Don’t give in to earthly lust.
and you will bear fruit.

EPHESIANS
By grace we are saved,
built to become his body –
A house for our Lord

PHILIPPIANS
The Lord is at hand.
Rejoice in the Lord. Always
May his peace keep us

COLLOSIANS
Hide your life in Christ,
firstborn of all creation.
GOD made visible

1 THESSALONIANS
Rejoice evermore.
The dead in Christ shall arise;
just you wait and see! 

2 THESSALONIANS
This is my message:
Fear not, he is still coming.
Don’t stop good works yet.

1 TIMOTHY
You have chosen well,
and desire a good work.
Be worth your reward.

2 TIMOTHY
Words breathed out by GOD.
Equipping us for good works –
A holy calling

TITUS
Be ready for good,
holding faithful to the word,
and choose wise leaders.

PHILEMON
Foregive and forget.
Receive him as you would me.
For he is useful.

HEBREWS
Salvation so great
What hope, should we neglect it?
Bold shall we approach.

JAMES
To grow in spirit;
Your belief is not enough.
Faith needs deeds to live.

1 PETER
Take heart and rejoice:
In a world of suffering
God is in control.

2 PETER
Be true to the word
and grow in faith and knowledge.
You’ll not go astray.

 1 JOHN
The real Word of life,
gives us a command of love,
and frees us from sin.

2 JOHN
The secret of love?
Walk after His commandments,
and you shall know Him!

3 JOHN
Walk in truth, children.
Imitate good, not evil.
For this is of God.

JUDE
Contend for the faith.
Your freedom is not to sin,
but to live in Grace.

REVELATION
Apocolypse now!
Through strife and judgment,
we win in the end!

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3 responses to “Biblios Hokku

  1. ComfortWriter

    August 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    These are great, I look forward to reading the ones not yet shared.

     
  2. Warren

    October 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    haiku containing
    distilled essence of God’s word —
    what blessed discipline!

     

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