Life comes with an instruction manual. It’s called, wait for it. . . The Bible. 🙂
If you dare to read it, you will find where most of our moral values come from and a lot of day to day sayings that we all say from time to time.
For example: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12
This is the ever familiar “do to others as you would have them do to you” or “treat others the same way you want them to treat you”.
The New Age movement has twisted this into the ever so commonly used word, “karma”. But really, God said it first in the bible.
Or: “Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.” Ezekiel 16:44
Commonly known as “Like mother like daughter.”
Here is a link with some more common day to day sayings and their origins in the bible.
Here are some examples of the morals we get from the bible that are still so very important in this day and age. I’ll start with the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses in Exodus 20:1-17.
1And God spake all these words, saying,
2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13Thou shalt not kill.
14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15Thou shalt not steal.
16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
This particular verse is talking about tattoos, and what I believe, is scarification, of which both are extremely popular these days.
“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:28
This one is pretty self explanatory.
“Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.” Leviticus 19:29
As you can see, there are many common, day to day sayings that have their origins in the bible. I won’t post them all here because I’d be here all day, but you can find them for yourself, in the bible. All you have to do is read it. 😉