Always Do More than is Required of You

I think I could safely say that General George S. Patton was not a poster child of godliness, but he did have some redeeming qualities. And one of the principles he lived by can for sure to linked to Biblical teachings, and in particular, Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount.

“Always do more than is required of you.” – General George S. Patton, Jr. – American General

Kind of funny to connect Patton and Jesus, but if the shoe fits, wear it (there’s one quote to research). I do think the connection here is self evident. On the Sermon on the Mount Jesus is shown as the source of the famous quote…

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Be Ye Perfect, Or Would That Be Imperfect?

Sometimes when we read the Bible we can find what appear to be contradictions, and today’s quote has brought such a one to mind. This week is a week of thanking those who have submitted quotes, and today we say thanks to “Baby”. Baby’s quote seems to be her own, so it’s not a famous quote, but it is thought provoking.

“I am not perfect, I am only perfect at being unperfect.” – Bubley Baby, Bible or Not Contributor

During Jesus’ ministry, within the Sermon on the Mount, He said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48 NIV). But then in Romans we see Paul write, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 KJV). We even have Job saying, “Behold, I am vile.” (Job 40:40 KJV).

So, if we are only human, and imperfect by design, how then can we…

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God Will Never Put More On You Than You Can Bear

Today’s quote comes from Marcia – thank you for submitting a quote to Bible or Not!

“God will never put more on you than you can bear.” – Bible or Not?

I’m sure many of our readers have heard this popular quote, and wonder where it might be found in the Bible. Well, this is one that kind of isn’t in the Bible, but then again it kind of is. Here is where “God will never give you more than you can bear” comes from in the Bible.

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