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The Answers to Life are Hidden in Nursery Rhymes and The Bible Confirms It: Part 1 of 2

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Although many people admit to having difficulty understanding the Bible, nursery rhymes and/or fairytales simplify wisdom in everyday living. For example, even during dating relationships, especially for females, one popular nursery rhyme that should be remembered, especially when choosing a mate is “Jack and Jill.”

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. Look at the many relationships that could have been avoided if women did not use silly judgment and follow behind dumb men. Wise females know that water does not run up hill. The nursery rhyme taught them that. However, many women are living lives of regret today as a result of following dumb men. (The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:5-7 KJV (5) having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. (6) For of this sort are they which creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lust. (7) Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

“Humpty-Dumpty” is another nursery rhyme that can guide you as an adult. Somebody should have told our impeached 37th United States President Richard M. Nixon about Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. The lesson in Humpty Dumpty is that popularity is fragile and crumbles in a storm. We all live in a thin breakable shell and should not climb upon slippery slopes without a helmet and net.

Never think you’re too big to be brought down. Men and women who were in good relationships but loss them because of their recklessness didn’t remember the lesson in Humpty Dumpty. (The Bible says in Romans 12:3 - For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.)

Gang members, and women seeking advice from their lovelorn girl friends would do well to remember the, “Three Blind Mice” fairytale. There’s nothing more pathetic than the blind leading the blind. These dumb unarmed mice ran after a woman who carried a butcher’s knife in her hand and got their tails cut off. Dumb people following blind (unwise) gang members bucking the law end up dead or in prison. Women listening to the ill advice of an unhappy (unwise) woman end up herself a frustrated spinster. (The Bible says in Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch)

“The Three Little Pigs” is a fairytale about learning to take your time and do the job right. When you rush through a job, or rush through life, or fail to nourish your marriage, you will lack the proper foundation to withstand a storm. (The Bible teaches a similar lesson in the Parable of the Talents, see: Matthew 25:14-30.)

Most nursery rhymes have a deeper meaning if you look beneath the surface. The story of “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,” taught wise girls not to marry a jealous or cruel man, or she would be mistreated. (The Bible said in Ephesians 5:25-28 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself”).

Never think you’re too old to learn from a nursery rhyme. Next weeks’ Nursery Rhyme article won’t be confirmed by the Bible but by common sense.

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