Christmas…in September

Listening to ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ song today, there’s so much wisdom in the old Christmas hymns.

I’m a poor boy, too

Leviticus 19:10 (NIV), “Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 15:11 (ESV), “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’”

Psalm 9:18 (NIV), “But God will never forget the needy;
    the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”

Psalm 41:1 (NKJV), “Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”

Proverbs 14:31 (NIV), “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

Proverbs 22:22-23 (NKJV), “Do not rob the poor because he is poor,
Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;
For the Lord will plead their cause,
And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.”

Isaiah 61:1 (NKJV), ““The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;”

Matthew 19:21 (NKJV), “Jesus said to him, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’”

Matthew 26:11 (ESV), “For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have Me.

Luke 14:12-14 (NKJV), “Then He also said to him who invited Him, ‘When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.’”

the ox and lamb kept time

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NKJV), “Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!”

Psalm 19:1 (NKJV), “The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.”

Psalm 66:4 (NKJV), “All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You;
They shall sing praises to Your name. Selah”

Psalm 104:24 (NKJV), “Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions—”

Psalm 148:1-5,Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from heaven! Praise God on the heights! Praise God, all of you who are His messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise His heavenly forces! Sun and moon, praise God! All of you bright stars, praise God! You highest heaven, praise God! Do the same, you waters that are above the sky! Let all of these praise the LORD’s name because God gave the command and they were created!”

Isaiah 45:18 (NKJV), “For thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
‘I am the Lord, and there is no other.'”

Isaiah 55:12 (NKJV), ““For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Luke 19:37-40 (NKJV), “Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying:

“ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”

“But He answered and said to them, ‘I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.'”

Colossians 1:16 (NKJV), “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Revelations 5:13, (NKJV), “And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

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