17 December 2017

You know what they say …

Did you know that you probably quote from the Bible every day? So many of our well known sayings and proverbs have their origins in Scripture. Here are a few popular examples:

Spare the rod, spoil the child.

Look in Proverbs ch. 13v24 – “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”

By the sweat of your brow.

This can be found in Genesis ch. 3v17&19 – “To Adam He said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. … By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

It is better to give than to receive.

Look in Acts ch. 20v35 – “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

A leopard cannot change its spots.

See Jeremiah ch. 13v23 – “Can the Ethiopian change his skin. Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.”

The love of money is the root of all evil.

This can be found in Timothy ch. 6v10 – “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Nothing new under the sun.

This originates in Ecclesiastes ch. 1v9 – “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.”

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

See John ch. 8v7 – “But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Fly in the ointment.

Look in Ecclesiastes ch. 10v1 – “Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor”

Salt of the earth.

Look in Matthew ch. 5v13 – “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Rejoice Always team