Do not be deceived, God is not mocked whatever a man sows that he will also reap.
The warning is clear: Don’t play games with God. But the promise there and it is two-fold.
First, those who are trying to game the system will lose, because God is not mocked.
Second, if we sow good things, we will reap good thing
A biblical optimist sees the positive side of verses.
Warnings are also promises.
Instructions are strategies for success.
And commands are opportunities to please God.
Narrow is the way that leads to life and few there be that find it . . .But some do find it.
Of course, the easiest answer if someone complains to you about the lack of diversity in the English language is to hand them a dictionary. But then you pass up your chance to show them your excellent grasp on American euphemisms, colloquialisms, and other practical ways around our limited vocabulary.
So you decide...
Maybe it would be better to put in your two cents, lend a hand, and lead a horse to water, realizing, of course you can't make him drink especially if he's a horse of a different color.
And once in a while, our obscure proverbs obscure exactly what we are saying -- which may be helpful in case they take it just a tad too personally, because we won't be around when they figure it out at 2 AM.
Example: Your poor husband really bought the farm going to bat for that political football. Well, the cat's out of the bag now. Everyone knows that's like trying to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. Always suspected, he had a few extra bats in the belfry -- bless his heart.
Same author with some fun, quirky thoughts to make you smile!