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Summary: Second Introductory Sermon on Metaphors in the Bible about the Bible

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Series: Metaphors in the Bible - Sermon 2

Proverbs 1:6

We began this series a few weeks ago and took last week off to Preach on the Christmas Story

But I want to get back to the Series on the WORD OF GOD

I began the First Two Messages on WHY WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD

I told you in the Last Message that we would begin a Metaphorical Study of the Word of God

Don’t let the Word “Metaphorical” shy you away from the messages

Metaphors & Similes are a normal part of our lives!!!

We all would probably be amazed just how much we use them in our every day vernacular

MUHAMMED ALI USED A GREAT SIMILE

Float Like a Butterfly, Stink like a Bee

Metaphors and similes are great creative writing tools.

They are used in form of comparison.

AS A WRITER, USING THESE TECHNIQUES HELPS TO PROMOTE VISUALS WITH WORDS.

BASICALLY – METAPHORS AND SIMILES ARE WORD PICTURES

IT IS CALLED SPEAKING FIGURATIVELY

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

A SIMILE is a comparison using like or as. It usually compares two Dissimilar or Different objects.

For example: His feet were as big as boats. We are comparing the size of feet to boats.

A metaphor states that one thing IS something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make the comparison.

For example: Her hair is silk. The sentence is comparing (or stating) that hair is silk.

Ge 25:25

And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they

called his name Esau.

Ex 24:17

And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the

top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

THE BOOK OF JOB IS FULL OF METAPHORS AND SIMILES

Job 14:1

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a

shadow, and continueth not.

Ps 1:3

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that

bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not

wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Ps 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind

driveth away.

Ps 22:14

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my

heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

DAVID SAID IN Ps 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

Isa 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own

way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

I could go On and On in the Word of God showing you that it is a book of Hidden Truths

This Bible is a Book that Many times I have to read the Same verse over and over and over to get the richness of the Meaning

IT IS FILLED WITH ANALOGIES AND SYMBOLS AND PARABLES

Solomon called them DARK SAYINGS IN PROVERBS ONE

Pr 1:6

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of

the wise, and their dark sayings.

“DARK SAYINGS” Words expressed in an Enigmatical or Mysterious way, to require the reader to study if they would understand their meaning!!

Analogies are not only to be imagined, but are intended by God to be traced between the story of Israel and the lives of believers.


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