Origin of Chickens Come Home to Roost

Whenever something bad happens to someone who has done bad things, we quite often hear the saying that their chickens have come home to roost. What a strange saying! On the surface wouldn’t you think that having your chickens, or any of your livestock coming home, is a good thing? Somewhere along the way, the idea of a curse returning back on the head of an evil doer became associated with chickens coming home to roost. Is this Biblical?

“Curses, like chickens, come home to roost” – Bible or Not?

The origins and history of the quote “chickens coming home to roost” begins with…

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Good Things Happen to Good People

Lately I’ve been hearing today’s quote a lot; maybe more people are saying it these days or maybe I’m just noticing it. It’s the idea that if you’re a good person, then you deserve good things and those things will surely come to you. But is it really true that good things happen to good people? Don’t bad things happen to good people too? And what does the Bible say about it?

“Good Things Happen to Good People” – Anonymous

Today’s quote seems to be one of those sayings that is part of our cultural consciousness. Let’s see if there is any Biblical truth to it…

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There is a Way that Seems Right to a Man, But Its End is the Way of Death

Days like today come with mixed emotions from many, but not to the families of the Pan Am Flight 103 victims. We know that today they can rest knowing that justice has been done. This morning the world heard the news that Muammar Qaddafi was killed.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” – Bible or Not?

While the killing of any person is not a reason to rejoice, there are scores of people doing just that today, but with good reason. Qaddafi’s atrocities over the many decades are very well documented. And then there are those who have supported and defended him over the years. The Bible teaches us that a man will reap what he sows, and so today is…

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