After readers responded to an initial round-up of some of the most commonly cited phrases that are either misquotes or have been wrongly attributed to the Bible, it became abundantly clear that another installment of 10 popular Bible “verses” was in order.
1. “When praises go up blessings come down”
The phrase, which is the title of a few popular worship songs, may sound like a line from the Book of Proverbs, but it’s not in the Bible. Some have suggested that its Scriptural link can be found in Psalm 67, a song that calls on God’s people to praise Him and for Him to bless His people.
2. “God helps those who help themselves”
While this phrase sounds like it definitely comes from Scripture, it actually isn’t recorded anywhere in the Bible. The phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is credited to the Greek storyteller Aesop (and Benjamin Franklin). It’s been suggested the phrase is a favorite among pickpockets and shoplifters.
3. “God will never give you more than you can bear”
This common phrase appears to be a misinterpretation of 1 Corinthians 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” Is the verse about victory over temptation, or a pass on utterly difficult situations?
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article courtesy of TheChristianPost.com