Proverbs 3:27-29 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” “God works in mysterious ways.” “God helps those who help themselves.” These three phrases can be found in Hezekiah 1:12. Now before you look them up, it’s a joke. There’s no Hezekiah 1:12. It sounded like there could have been, right? So what do these phrases have in common with Hezekiah 1:12? Like the reference, they’re not in the Bible. We use these phrases all the time, and want to believe they’re in the scripture, when actually they are not. In fact, they all three in some way contradict scripture.
“..If any would not work, neither should he eat.” That is in the Bible, (2 Thess. 3:10.) The phrase God helps those who help themselves isn’t. Actually, it should say, God helps those who help others and trust in Him. Let’s live out the word today.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Leviticus 1 – 5 / Proverbs 3:27-29
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 31 – 33 / Matthew 24:27-51
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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