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written by BeLinda Magee
(To demonstrate GOD’S creativity resulted in this Old Testament poem by reading its powerful words.)
Beginning with emphasis,
Is the first book, GENESIS.
All creation is discovered
About ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS MIGHTY WORK.
The Leader, Moses, with GOD’S People
Have an exit in EXODUS,
They didn’t know the solution
Would be aqueous.
The priestly tribe of Levi
Is contained in LEVITICUS.
When the people disobeyed GOD,
Now that was iniquitous.
Forty years in a journey
Can be studied in NUMBERS.
GOD’S rebellious people, though protected,
Did make many blunders.
Unfaithfulness and disobedience
Is found in DEUTERONOMY,
Moses spoke of GOD’S LAWS
But GOD’S people had a mind for autonomy.
JOSHUA follows the death of Moses,
He received GOD’S COMMANDS,
With new and unknown adventures
And everything that imposes.
Idol worship and rejection of the LORD
Resulted in JUDGES,
When GOD’S People were defeated,
They had many grudges.
Naomi and Boaz were loved by RUTH
She gleaned in the fields,
Also great-grandmother of King David,
And that’s the truth.
Samuel, Saul , and David
A prophet, and two kings
Are mentioned in a huge manual,
Which comprises I & II SAMUEL.
Good and evil things
Are the reports they bring,
When you read and study
The history of I & II KINGS.
As we continue, King David still reigns
There is nothing quite ironical,
Followed by Solomon and other kings
This is I & II CHRONICLES.
Then comes book of EZRA
He was GOD’S helper.
Praying and praising GOD
Surely, he was not a slacker.
Next book is NEHEMIAH
He knew GOD’S People would not tire,
As long as they had a “mind to work”
Their responsibility they would not shirk.
GOD’S People were hated
On the scene comes ESTHER,
Risked her life to become queen,
That was no conjecture.
Enduring great suffering
Was a rich man named JOB.
His friends thought he had sinned,
They foolishly began to probe.
The longest book in the BIBLE is PSALMS
With poems, prayers, praises and songs,
One can find relief in them
They produce a great calm.
Want to read a collection of sayings
And powerful statements that don’t disturb?
Including wisdom and poetry – superb
This next book is PROVERBS.
ECCLESIASTES & SONG OF SOLOMON
You will discover joy with them,
They speak of Wisdom and Poetry and Love,
No other like this that comes from above.
The book of prophet ISAIAH had a big task at hand
He spoke for the LORD to the people
About their future in the land,
As long as they had GOD in their plan.
JEREMIAH has prophecy as well
This book of war has a story to tell.
Although GOD was leading him,
He was put in a jail cell.
GOD’S People had greatly sinned
As a result, they were punished then,
Jeremiah’s sorrow brought his LAMENTATIONS,
With these people, he had great consternations.
Then comes a priest and a prophet, EZEKIEL,
Who warned of GOD’S PUNISHMENT and SWORD,
Sounds like some previous BIBLE BOOKS – a sequel?
If only the people would hear the WORD OF THE LORD!
Oh, the next great prophetic book, DANIEL
A good example with his friends,
Who taught us how to handle
Ourselves with integrity, prayer, and visions,
Not an inkling of a scandal.
HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, & OBADIAH
These prophetic books tell what it requires
Not to sin and how to reap bountiful blessings
Oh, what great and inspiring lessons.
JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, & HABAKKUK
Inform you how not to get stuck,
And not to get set in your stubborn ways,
These prophets will help you all of your days.
ZEPHANIAH and HAGGAI,
ZECHARIAH and MALACHI
These prophetic books remind us
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD will reward and punish,
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD is always nigh.
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