You may have seen another version of today’s quote as “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not keep you.” Is this in the Bible? Many believe so but a search of the scriptures will keep you looking.
OK, not in the Bible, but does that mean it’s not true? There are many sayings that bring us comfort and confidence, and although they may not be word for word out of the Bible, they are based upon Biblical principles. For instance…
A couple of weeks ago I was driving in my car and a very good friend of mine came to mind, and at that moment I really appreciated him. Today I came across this quote (or should I say verse) that reminded me of that moment:
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship”.
This is a true saying, no? But is it Bible, or not? It is clear that the Bible places great value on friendship, but there is a bond that is greater that that of a friend and that is the bond of a brother. And in the Church do we not call ourselves brothers and sisters? But what is the measure of a true friend versus the measure of a brother? Read the answer in the full post.
Our quote for today is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a prominent English poet from the 19th century, about a job well done.
Measure not the work until the day is out and the labor done. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861)
This is good advice for those who wish to live with integrity, doing their work at their best and to completion. It is also in line with Biblical principles that we find in the New Testament. Regarding how we are to do our work, or labor, the Apostle Paul says: