IS IT TRUE THAT 'GOD ONLY HELPS PEOPLE WHO HELP THEMSELVES'?
1 in 8 Americans will tell you that "God only helps those who help themselves" is in written somewhere in the bible. ~ Actually, it's not! ~ Not only does this never appear in the whole book, but it is the exact opposite message of Jesus. ~ If God only helped people who helped themselves, there would be no need for grace! ~ The true message of Jesus is much more scandalous than that. God helps the helpless, and we are all helpless. ~ Thank goodness for that, because I don't know about you but I fail every day. Two steps forward, two steps back. Good deeds, outweighed by missing the mark. Trying to balance my own goodness and efforts would be the ultimate spiritual see-saw. ~ In contrast, Jesus offers us unmerited grace that doesn't need to be earned, kept, stockpiled or re-earned each day from our actions. ~ Now that is good news worth sharing! ~ Pick up your free-gift today.