Where Did They Come From?

They are all popular phrases that we use every day. Do you know where a drop in the bucket, a fly in the ointment or a labor of love originated? What about a leopard can’t change its spots or a man after his own heart; or a multitude of sins, a nest of vipers or a peace offering?

Can you pinpoint all things to all men or am I my brother’s keeper, even an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth? Still guessing?

Here are a few more, as old at the hills, white as snow, as you so, so shall you reap; there are even the old familiar ashes to ashes, dust to dust and at my wit’s end.

Technically you can find them all here (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html) but in reality, they all came from the Bible. Yes, we are all using God’s word every day whether we realize it or not.., and you thought you weren’t a preacher!

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. (Matthew 10:27, NIV)

Prayer- Lord hep us consciously speak your word everywhere we are. Amen.

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