Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | November 14, 2018

Kepler on Guard

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Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

Recently Master introduced me to Rebus puzzles. These are puzzles in which a phrase is represented by a combination of pictures, symbols, and letters. Some people call them pictograms. Master said that if I was smart enough to write blog articles for him then I could probably learn to decipher Rebus puzzles. Here is the first Rebus puzzle he showed me.

I love this kind of puzzle. It turned out to be easier for me than Master expected. Can you figure out what common saying this puzzle represents? The answer is near the end of this blog. Try to solve the puzzle before you look at the answer below. (Hint: This would be a good sign to put by the door of our house.)

Guard Dog

This puzzle was very appropriate for me, because one of my jobs is to guard Master’s house and camper. I am a top-caliber watchdog. Nothing gets by me.

I always warn Master about visitors. The doorbell never surprises him because I always bark well in advance to let him know someone is coming. I even let him know about Missus returning from the grocery store. I detect her arrival long before she approaches the back door. His ears do not work nearly as well as mine. Why I don’t know. Same with his nose — the Great Creator gave me much better ears and nose than He gave Master. I use them for Master’s benefit. As Master says, I “do very well what the Great Creator well-designed me to do.”

I patrol our yard to limit access by chipmunks, tree rats, raccoons, skunks, pre-teen pranksters, and other varmints. It’s a never-ending job. Sometimes it’s great fun, but sometimes I run into trouble.

We have a backyard, front yard, and side yards that I patrol. I can circle the house so much faster than Master. He cannot come close to keeping up with me! His legs are much, much longer than mine with much larger muscles. But he doesn’t move them very fast when he runs. If he were to move them as fast as I move mine, I would not be able to keep up with him. My legs are a blur when I run, but no one would say his were a blur.

On Guard Duty at a Campground

When we are camping, I guard our campsite. I don’t let people even step on the grass of our campsite without notifying Master.

Recently I met Lacey, a large German shepherd sitting in the back of a police car. Master asked the policeman, “Wow, what did that dog do to get arrested?” Turned out that Lacey was a police dog, and the policeman did not appreciate Master’s sense of humor.

I asked Lacey how she got started working with the police. Lacey said she delivered 12 puppies in the park and got arrested for littering. According to her, she joined the canine police force to work off her fine. I was impressed that you can get paid for guard work which comes so naturally to me.

Biblical Guarding

Master told me that Guarding is a very Biblical activity. I was so pleased to learn that I am thus a Biblical dog.

Master explained that Guarding is an important function of angels. Their first guarding job was to guard the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden after Adam sinned (Genesis 3:22-24). Today angels watch over, guard, and assist Yahweh’s people.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11)
Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

Master said that in addition to guarding help from angels, Yahweh’s people are to guard themselves.
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life. (Luke 21:34)

Master said these verses instruct us to be careful what we think, to be careful about where we focus our affections. Keep your heart clean and pure and grounded in faith on the Great Creator. Believers are to guard their eyes (Job 31:1), to guard their tongues (Psalm 34:13), and to guard their feet (Ecclesiastes 5:1) from evil. But most of all, guard your heart, for out of man’s heart comes everything else.

I’m going to guard my little doggie heart!

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What area of your body, heart, or life needs vigilant guarding?
2. Even among those who don’t follow Christ, where do you see remnants of truth about the guarding role of angels?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Rebus answer: Beware of the dog.
(Click Rebus puzzles for links to blog articles with a Rebus puzzle.)

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 34th article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-34 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs
29. Kepler Ponders Snow
30. Kepler Wants to Move to Australia
31. Kepler’s Dating Profile
32. Kepler Meets Skunk
33. Kepler Wants to Be Good

Read the sequel:
35. Kepler Chews On Grammar

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“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday November 14, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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