1/26/2011 2:40:20 PM
At Wit’s End - Everyday Sayings From The Bible
Go the extra mile (Matthew 5:41). I am nothing but skin and bones (Job 19:20). At wit's end (Psalm 107:27). You don't know the half of it (1 Kings 10:7). Twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52). Drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15). Signs of the times (Matthew 16:3). There's a time and a place for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Divided we fall (Matthew 12:25).
More than a hundred everyday sayings originated in the Bible (or in some cases were at least popularized by the Bible). While the Bible has changed the way we talk, has its message changed our hearts to trust in Jesus as our Savior?
Many people listen to those who tell us what we must do to be right with God. Jesus calls this, “The blind leading the blind” (Matthew 15:14). The fact is that we are by nature in rebellion against God. We are spiritually dead (Colossians 2:13-14) and dead people cannot do anything to help themselves. The Bible makes this point by asking “Can a leopard change its spots?” (Jeremiah 13:23). God has done everything for us to make our “red as crimson” sins become “as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18).
One of the most well-known Bible passages says it all: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).