Blog: It’s in the Bible (Page 3)

Blog: It’s in the Bible (Page 3)

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.

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Accentuate the Positive!

There was a song that came out in WWII that was composed to help the people lift their spirits and encourage them to persevere during difficult times. It began like this: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with Mr. in-between!” Times were tough and uncertain then, with folks having to make all kinds of sacrifices to make everyday life bearable. We too live in difficult times. The apostle Paul describes…


Waiting is one of life’s frustrations. We seem constantly to be waiting for something; the traffic to clear, the weather to change, for vacation time to come, or the check that is supposed to come in the mail. The list goes on. But the Bible speaks to waiting in a very interesting way. In Psalm 27:13-14 we are reminded: “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the…
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Drain the Swamp

There is a saying that speaks to our frustrations with the problems of life. It goes like this: “We have come to assess the situation, formulate a plan of action, and carry out the solution; but when you are up to your belt loops in alligators, it’s hard to remember that you came there to drain the swamp.” But the Bible reminds us how to stay focused on the problems of life when it says in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in…
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Eye on The Doughnut

There is a clever saying that may be helpful to keep us reminded to stay focused. It goes like this: “As you go through life make this your goal; keep your eye on the doughnut and not the hole”. Jesus, the master teacher, gave us a more perfect idea over 2000 years ago when he said in Matthew 6:31-33, “Therefore do not be anxious, Saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For…