Let’s dispel these “stinkin’ thinkin’ sayings…
And focus on Scripture!!
My hairdresser and I were talking…
About our walk with the Lord…
And we started talking about what people (friends and family) say…
That really doesn’t ring true with Christian beliefs!
Luck vs Blessings
“Wish me luck…”
No, I’ll pray for God’s blessings!
Or, Superstition vs God’s Care For You
“Knock on wood.”
“Keep your fingers crossed.”
Nope, I’ll look to God, thank you!
I thought about Coincidence vs God’s Favor
Nah, nothing’s just a coincidence, I believe God has a BIG plan!!
We had to really think about these sayings…
Since we don’t think like the world anymore!!!
Then she said,
“How about people who laugh and say,
‘I’m going straight to hell for that one!’
Like it’s not so bad to go there?”
“They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction,
away from the presence of the Lord
and from the glory of His might,”
2 Thessalonians 1:9
And my Mom would say,
‘God’s going to punish you…’
Whenever we misbehaved!”
Why didn’t we hear about His amazing grace…
And His outrageous love?”
She said, “And what about ‘karma?’
Last time I checked, that was called…
Sowing and Reaping!
And how about, ‘This is gonna kill me!'”
“No temptation has overtaken you
except what is common to mankind.
And God is faithful;
He will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear.
But when you are tempted,
He will also provide a way out
so that you can endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
“Right!” I said,
“And my Mom also used to say to us…
When we were especially exasperating…
‘I’m going to kill you!’
In my Bible…
‘Thou shalt not kill’
Is one of the Ten commandments!!”
“Right!” she said,
“I asked God to give me some more unChristian sayings…
So that we can expose the lies!!!!
Like, ‘If I eat one cookie, I have to eat them all!’
Since when does a cookie have authority over us?!
How about, ‘That tickles me to death!’
Or, ‘Slap me silly!’
LOL! Even louder!!!”
The Bible doesn’t advocate that behavior!
“God helps those who help themselves.”
Not in the Bible!
“I’ll be happy when….”
You’re a child of God, why can’t you be happy now!?!
“God is gonna send me straight to hell for …..”
God doesn’t want anyone to perish!!
“I don’t have a chance in hell!”
Why would you want one???
“Heaven’s not ready for me…
And hell doesn’t want me!”
Oh, so not true on both accounts!!
Or, is it, “Hell’s not ready for me…
And Heaven doesn’t want me???”
Either way it’s wrong!!
Hell’s always ready…and Heaven always wants you!!
“Wish upon a star…”
“Thank your lucky stars…”
Forget that and pray to your Lord!
Sounds like you don’t want to offend anyone!
It’s Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!
There’s power in the Name of Jesus!
Just say His Name!
“Don’t mess with Mother Nature!”
God is the Creator of all of nature!
“Gotta think about it, cuz, I really hear some good ones in this salon!!
‘I should have held the door for Mr. ‘so-and-so’
Because, you know…
My good deeds…
My corporate works of mercy…
They get me to Heaven!’
Faith in Jesus Christ gets you to Heaven!
“For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish
but have eternal life.”
“Jesus said to him,
“I am the way,
and the truth,
and the life.
No one comes to the Father
except through Me.”