Today let's learn some blessed biblical rhymes to help us meditate on God's Word. Pictured above we see a leopard skin mink coat that a hillbilly saw as he walked by a furrier shop. When the hillbilly looked at the leopard skin mink coat, he said "That cat was better off before he was worth so much." Brother Bob agrees with this hillbilly and says I know a lot of cats that were better off before they were worth so much, allowing the love of money to ruin their lives.
1 Timothy 6:10 says For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after (Judas, Gehazi, and Balaam), they erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Judas loved thirty pieces of silver more than Jesus and died. Gehazi lied to receive money from Naaman who was healed which caused Gehazi to become leprous. Balaam chose to send women to commit fornication with the children of Israel to receive the riches of Balak and died with the enemy of Israel.
Remember God's unfailing recipe for prosperity listed at 1 Timothy 6:6 that says But godliness with contentment is great gain. Godliness+Contentment=Great Gain. Jesus warned us at Luke 12:15 Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Don't be like the fool spoken about at Luke 12:16 saying The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luke 12:19 goes on to say And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then, whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Friend, instead of storing up all your money and goods on this fading earth like a fool, give away money and goods to the poor to become blessed forevermore by Jesus. Proverbs 19:17 says He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again. Luke 6:38 tells us Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Brother Bob says do Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread (Jesus and blessings) upon the waters (send the bread Jesus and the Word of God over the ocean waters by the internet on blessed websites to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus in Russia, South Korea, Africa and everywhere); for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Tell people everywhere to get saved and make Jesus their God, believing that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again to win souls. Tell people everywhere to repent and turn from their sins to live with Jesus every day.
OK, pictured above our next blessed biblical rhyme is about a sign that an atheist placed on the wall of his home saying God is nowhere. One day a little five year old girl and her grandpa visited this atheist's home. When the little girl saw the atheist's sign, she said Praise the Lord, Look grandpa, this sign says God is now here. Remember Jesus said at Matthew 28:20 Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. And Jesus said at Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Truly, when atheists say there is no sign of Jesus' return, they become a sign that Jesus will come again soon to bless all His saints. An atheist that denies that Jesus is God is just an animated placard moving around advertising the very thing that he denies. Jesus told us at 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts. And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. Jesus responded to these scoffers and atheists by saying at Revelation 22:12 And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
The other day Brother Bob told an atheist that his name is mentioned in the bible at Psalm 14:1 that says The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Friends the bible says that Jesus is God who created everything. John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:14 proves that Jesus is the Word and God saying And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The next time you see an atheist that does not believe Jesus is God, tell him this story. A man went to a restaurant where you press buttons to get food. When he pressed the first button, out came a piece of chicken. When he pressed the next button, out came mashed potatos and green beans. And when he pressed another button, out came a glass of water. Now the chicken, mashed potatos, green beans, and glass of water didn't just appear out of nowhere. Someone prepared this food for the customers in the back of the restaurant. And friend everyone and everything on this earth just didn't appear out of nowhere.
Jesus as God made everyone and everything that is on this earth. This is proven by Colossians 1:16 that says For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him; And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
For our next thought we will learn that the catholics pictured above worshipping mother Mary as a god instead of the Lord Jesus is wrong. Jesus Himself told a woman who worshipped Mary as a god like a catholic to hear Him as the Word of God and keep the Word by only worshipping Jesus as God. Luke 11:27 tells us And it came to pass as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto Him (Jesus), Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked (Wow this woman acted like a catholic and said only mother Mary that bore Jesus should be blessed). Jesus rebuked this woman and said Yea, rather blessed are they that hear the Word of God (Jesus), and keep it.
Remember all the disciples of Jesus prayed with and not to Mary as a god. This is proven by Acts 1:14 that says These (Jesus' disciples) all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with (not to) the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brethren. Even Jesus Himself did not pray to Mary as a god when he called Mary woman from the cross telling Mary that she also needed to worship Jesus as God. John 19:26 tells us When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by (John) whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
And finally when Jesus performed his first miracle by turning the water into wine, the servants did what Jesus (not Mary) told them to do. Mary herself told the servants at John 2:5 Whatsoever He (Jesus) saith (not what I saith) unto you, do it. The servants obeyed Jesus by filling six waterpots to the brim as the water turned to blessed wine.
Alright, for our final blessed biblical rhyme today, let's all be like the little girl pictured above and lift up our heads, eyes, hands, and voices, instead of being downcast defeated saints with heads drooped and eyes down.
Take time to read the following bible verses that tell us to lift up our heads, eyes, hands, and voices. First lift up your heads. Psalm 24:7 says Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Next, lift up your eyes. Psalm 121:1 says I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth. Then lift up your hands. 1 Timothy 2:8 tells us I will therefore that men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting. Finally lift up your voices. Isaiah 58:1 says Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
In Jesus name, let us all lift up our voices on this internet and tell people to repent of their sins to be saved. 2 Corinithians 7:10 says For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Let's not preach Mother Hubbard style where we cover everything and touch nothing. Tell people to repent and turn from their sins and live daily for the Lord Jesus. Instead of drinking, smoking, drugs, and committing fornication to remove stress, tell people to daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus that overcame you devil, cleansed me of all sin, causing evil to pass over me.
As always, it has been a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes of people. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.