I am amazing
At being truly humble
You would be amazed
- Humility Haiku
Is it humble to try to teach humility? Probably not. Nevertheless, here goes. :)
The other day I heard someone ask
“Didn’t Jesus say, ‘Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime’?”
The other responded, “Yeah…”
Well, the answer, I hope you know, is No! He didn’t say that! In fact, no one is sure of the actual source, but it has been most often credited to Lao Tzu, the Chinese founder of Taoism, about 2700 ish years ago.
This got me thinking, what other ideas and sayings might be floating out there wrongly attributed to God's words? Below are five sayings I've heard passed around by Christians, but only one is in the Bible. Guess which one. I’ll give you the answer at the end.
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Spare the rod, spoil the child.”
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
“Eat, drink and be merry”
“Forgive and forget”