We’ve heard certain sayings or assertions for so long that many times we’ve come to believe that’s what the Bible states. Here are a few examples:
“Where two or three are gathered in My name” is used as a support verse for having a Bible study but it’s really about church discipline!
“Cleanliness is next to godliness” isn’t in the Bible.
“The love of money is the root of all evil.” That’s not exactly what the Bible says.
Tithing (i.e. giving 10%) is a biblical practice. Correct, but did you know there are three tithes!
Do you see how careful you must be when it comes to asserting what Scripture says? It may not actually be what it says! You certainly do not want to speak for God what God Himself has not said.
Instead, heed this actual exhortation from the Bible:
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
With this, God is pleased!