We love to speak for others, don’t we? Completing their sentences or assuming you know their thoughts and voicing them to others is rather quite popular – albeit dangerous. There is only One who ultimately knows our words before we speak them and our thoughts before we think them and last I looked, there was no vacancy!
Incredibly, many do this with the Bible. Unknowingly, they attribute to scripture what isn’t there or twist what is there to say what isn’t there. For example, we say:
Money is the root of all evil. Actually, 1 Timothy 6:10 says: “The love of money is a root of all evil.”
The Lord works in mysterious ways. Actually, that’s not even in the Bible but from a 19th century hymn.
God helps those who help themselves. Again, not in the Bible.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Sorry, not there either.
This, too, shall pass. Nowhere to be found in the Scriptures.
Before you repeat something you’ve heard and announce it’s from the Bible, perhaps you should first check in the Bible. If you want to speak for the Bible, make sure you are speaking from the Bible.