7 Phrases You Thought Were In the Bible (But Really Aren’t)

We have been doing a series at our church on the “Most Misquoted Verses in the Bible.” I have enjoyed the studying for the messages and I must say that I was quite surprised at how long the study turned out to be. I never realized (maybe you have) just how many verses we misuse on a daily basis. I call this “Grocery Store Theology,” because we like to pick and choose what we want while leaving what we don’t want.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Below I have listed some of the ones we have done so far. All of these verses have been misused by others (and even by me) at some point.

Getting Bible verses wrong isn’t a felony, but if we love God and our neighbors we’ll want to get it right; we’ll want to be careful with his word and humbly change our views once we realize we’ve been mistaken.
I hope these words will be an encouragement to someone.

Here are a few of the ones we’ve done so far:nails

  1. I can do all things through Christ – Philippians 4:13
  2. I know the Plans I have for you – Jeremiah 29:11
  3. All Things Work Together for Good- Romans 8:28
  4. Love Your Neighbor – Matthew 22
  5. Judge Not – Matthew 7
  6. Ask and It Shall Be Given – Luke 11
  7. What You Sow You Will Reap – Galatians 6
  8. Render Unto Caesar – Mark 14
  9. A House Divided – Mark 3
  10. Fight the Good Fight – 1 Timothy 6
  11. God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Which leads me to today: 7 Phrases You Thought Were in the Bible (But really Aren’t)

We must be accurate if we are going to interpret Scripture, to be taken seriously by the world and more importantly if we want to be
blessed by God.
Many diverse religions have been started by simply taking verses out of context. The original meaning is almost always BETTER than it’s misquoted counterpart.
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Thought for the Day

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”  -William James

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Proverbs 19:11 AMP
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.


Thought for the Day

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”  -William James

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Proverbs 19:11 AMP
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.


Barriers to Grace

I wonder what blessings we’ve missed out on because of the barriers we’ve constructed. I wonder what unnecessary heartache we’ve experienced as a result of our stubbornness. I wonder how much grace we’ve missed out on in our lives because of the barriers we refuse to tear down or recognize.

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You’re Going to Live

“And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die…”John 11:26

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
I heard a story about a boy who was dying on a battlefield. The chaplain was there, cradling this boy’s head tenderly in his hands. The boy looked up and said, “Chaplain, am I going to live?” The chaplain looked down at that grievous wound and saw the life’s blood ebbing out, and he knew that in just a matter of minutes the boy would be dead. He said to the boy, “Son, are you a Christian?” The boy gave a weak smile and said, “Sir, the happiest day in my life was when I gave my heart to Jesus Christ. Yes, I’m a Christian.” The chaplain said, “Then, son, you’ll live!” And indeed he will!

ACTION POINT:
“And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). Life is short, death is sure, sin is the cause, and Christ is the cure.

 

-Adrian Rogers


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Live With It – Getting Acquainted With Joy

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