The Old Testament Books of The Bible in Poetry


 

This is a great way to help your kids memorize the books of the Old Testament.  Great for homeschoolers!
 
The Old Testament Books of The Bible in Poetry
By Kimberly M. Hartfield
©2012
 
In Genesis the world was made
with God’s powerful spoken word
In Exodus God gave the Law
and said that I Am Lord
In Leviticus God taught holiness
and obedience to the Law
Numbers counts 12 tribes of Israel
The children of Abraham all
In Deuteronomy, the children of Israel
with the Covenant of God are blessed
In Joshua, God’s people take the Promised Land
and come into God’s rest
 
In Judges, many did what was right in their own eyes
and refused to follow the ways of God
But Ruth was faithful and said, where you go, I’ll go
and your God will be my God
In First and Second Samuel
King David’s love for God is confided
But in First and Second Kings
the later kingdom is divided
In First and Second Chronicles
the kingdom of Judah is taken
But Ezra brings the people back
though their faith was a little shaken
 
Nehemiah rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem
while Ezra gives the Law
And Esther saves her people from destruction
while faithfully answering God’s call
In Job, true faith finally overcomes
All the evils Satan sends
And Psalms inspires the people of God
to praise Him to the end
The Proverbs teach us the wisdom of God
and show us how to behave
Ecclesiastes teaches the wisdom of man
is vanity and useless to save 
  
In the Song of Solomon we learn
in marriage to be faithful and pure
In Isaiah we learn of the coming Messiah
and that God’s prophecies are sure
Jeremiah declares a message of judgment
and the coming destruction on the land
In Lamentations Jeremiah mourns for judgment of sin
and his people’s suffering by God’s hand
Ezekiel sees the glory of God
and all the judgments soon to come
And Daniel sees the end times
and how the powers will be undone
 
Hosea tells of God’s unfailing mercy
and God’s unconditional love
Joel declares the Spirit of God
will fall on God’s people from above
Amos calls for God’s justice
and the leaders of Israel to repent
Obadiah declared Israel’s victory
and Edom’s final judgment
Jonah like Christ spent three days in darkness
and rose from a watery grave
Micah prophesies Jesus birth in Bethlehem,
who came to seek and save
 
Nahum tells of impending wrath
on those who abuse God’s people
Habakkuk tells us God’s in control
and will punish those who are evil
Zephaniah warned of God’s judgment
and the coming day of doom
Haggai told the people to rebuild
the Temple from its ruins
Zechariah foretold of the coming Messiah
and a time of restoration
Finally Malachi exhorts us to give God our best
And not with half-hearted reservation
 
    

 

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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