I found this Bible Riddle a few days ago. I posed it to the Wednesday night class at church. One of them finally figured it out, but I think she went online to find the answer. So did I. But I won't tell it here.
Ha Ha Ha! Good luck!
Adam, God made out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first.
So I was made before man
To answer to God’s most holy plan.
A living being I became
And Adam gave to me my name.
I from his presence then withdrew
And more of Adam never knew.
I did my Maker’s law obey,
Nor ever went from it astray.
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
But seldom on Earth appear.
For purposes wise which God did see,
He put a living soul in me.
A soul from me God did claim,
And took from me the soul again.
So when from me the soul had fled,
I was the same as when first made.
And without hand, feet or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.
I labor hard by day, by night
To man I give great light.
Thousands of people young and old,
Will by my death light behold.
No right or wrong I can conceive,
The scriptures I cannot believe.
Although my name therein is found,
They are to me an empty sound.
The fear of death does not trouble me.
Real happiness I will never see.
To heaven I shall never go,
Nor will I to hell below.
Now when these lines you slowly read,
Go search your Bible with all speed,
For my name is written there,
I honestly to you declare.
The answer is one word and appears only 4 times in the Bible