Blog: It’s in the Bible (Page 2)

Blog: It’s in the Bible (Page 2)

The Bible is the fountain of knowledge for most everything we say and ideas we express in today’s world. Many folks would disagree with this statement. They would want to quote some great person in history or even some present-day celebrity or politician that they admire. It’s true that there are many heroic persons past and present who have contributed to our knowledge and well-being. However, a study of the Bible reveals that the thoughts and ideas have been around for a long time. Solomon says it all in Ecclesiastes 1: 9—“there is nothing new under the sun.”

So we’ll be posting some comments on present-day ideas and giving a Bible scripture to illustrate the connection.

horses on the edge of a channel of water

Horse to Water

There is an old country saying: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”Someone said yes, but you can make him thirsty! I’m not so sure about horses, but it is possible to make a human being curious to learn. We sometimes let those two negative emotions, fear, and pride,  keep us from investigating new ideas. Fear says we dare not look because we might see that we need to change our way of thinking,…

Faith, Hope and Love

There was a song recorded by Eddie Arnold some time ago called, “Just Call Me Lonesome”. A significant line in the song asks the question,  “what good is life when hope is gone?” As human beings, we always hope for a better life. We would be the most pitied without hope. But faith has to come first. Faith, unlike mere belief, always has an impact on behavior.  But the Bible says that Love is the most important. Faith sustains us…
Cat hello

Curiosity Killed The Cat

There is an old saying, “curiosity killed the cat!”. We don’t know where it came from but in my remembrance it was used to encourage others to mind their own business. It was also used, as I remember, to hush up children who asked questions that the old folks did not want to explain. And we don’t really know what happened to the cat. Perhaps that cat did not die, but gained valuable information that made it’s life better. But…
Figures of people interact with gears. Joining efforts and cooperation.

I Did The Best I Could

We often say “I did the best I could” when we have tried to accomplish a task and didn’t get the results we wanted. It justifies us and sometimes keeps us from trying again. The Bible addresses this in James 1:2-4 when it says “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have it’s full effect, that you may be perfect…
Honey dripping from a wooden honey

Have A Care With Your Words

There’s a lovely little poem that reminds us to be kind in words as well as deeds to one another. It goes like this: “Have a care with your words , my children, for words they are powerful things; they are sweet as the bee’s sweet honey, but like the bees they have terrible stings!” The apostle Peter in 1st Peter 3:10-12, quotes Psalms 34:12-16, when he says “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep…
Weed amongst the flowers

Flowers or Weeds

Someone, somewhere, has once said, “Don’t expect to pick flowers when you have planted weeds”. Is what you have been doing working for you? Sometimes we are caught in a rut, continuing to do the same things with the same attitude. Life in this modern world can be tough, making us angry, resentful and turned in on our own problems. We tend to think, “I need to look out for Number One”. And we do need to take responsibility for…
Worried older woman

Mountains Out Of Molehills

Some folks worry and putter, Push and shove, Hunting little molehills To make big mountains of! A little rhyme to help us remember to not borrow trouble and not to magnify our problems. A Chinese proverb puts it this way, “A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial”, or we might say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”. Someone somewhere has said, “If I learn nothing more in life than to keep my hands off what is not truly…
Pathway in forest

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

We hear it said, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. It reminds us to stay focused and not give up so easily. We have many challenges as we live here on earth, and it is pretty common to act as everything depends on us. The Bible reminds us in Proverbs 3:5-7 to seek direction and perseverance from God. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him,…
Man saying hush or be quiet

Guard my lips

Lord set a guard upon my lips, My tongue control today; Help me evaluate each thought, And watch each word I say.    —Hess The Bible has some interesting things to say about the use of our tongue. In the book of James, chapter 3 verses 5 through 13, we are warned of what great harm the tongue can do if we are not diligent to control our speech. It is powerful advice to ask God’s help in taming our…
From seeds grown young seedlings.

As We Travel Through Life

Through this toilsome world, alas! Once and only once I pass; If a kindness I may show, If a good deed I may do To a suffering fellow man, Let me do it while I can, No delay, for it is plain I shall not pass this way again. -Azgraybebly Josland This little poem brings to mind the parable of the good Samaritan as recorded in Luke 10:30-37. After the priest and the Levite had passed by the wounded man,…

Let’s Change The World

There are folks who say, “We need to change the world!” And the world certainly needs changing, as we can all agree. A wise person once said, “The only person you can change is yourself, and if you can change yourself for the better, then the world is a better place because of that change”. We sometimes say, “If they would only act better” or “If they would only see things my way”. The idea is that if someone else…
Deep in thought

Is That All There Is

There was a song recorded by the well-known singer, Peggy Lee, in 1969 entitled, “Is That All There Is?” The song laments the hollow, empty feeling we sometimes have after witnessing some seemingly important event such as a home fire, a trip to the circus, or a lost love. Our constant quest for entertainment or excitement can cause us to feel empty and unsatisfied when it’s over and long for the next “fix”. The chorus of the song expresses it…