Today’s quote is clearly not from the Bible, it is a popular phrase used to determine how committed someone is to a given idea or belief. If you believe what you say to be true, then…
“Put your money where your mouth is”. – Unknown Origin
Now, I contend, although this quote is not from the Bible, it is totally Biblical. Yes, I am going to write about tithing.
Tithing is not to be done to win the favor of God, but to give thanks and to demonstrate that you have full faith in Him who has saved you. Jesus said, “if you love me, keep my commandments”. So we are obedient because of our faith, and our actions follow our faith. If you say you are a Christian, if you say that you love God, then put your money where your mouth is!
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…
If you like action movies, and you liked the movie Iron Man, then you’ll surely like Iron Man 2. There is a quote in the movie (said to Tony Stark by Vanko) that states how one can bring down a great man, namely, Iron Man.
“If you can make God bleed, then people will cease to believe in Him” – Iron Man 2, 2010
The fact that he likened Iron Man to God makes sense given Iron Man’s apparent invincibility. My mind did however take the next step and look at this quote from the spiritual point of view. Be careful when those around you try to tear down your faith, they are only trying to convince you that God can bleed and therefore less than He is.