What the Bible Does NOT Say

Bible and glasses 1On several occasions I have gone to the Bible to find passages that support a piece of conventional wisdom only to find out that conventional wisdom is not necessarily biblical wisdom.

Everyone knows that God helps those who help themselves, right?  Not so fast.  Click this link to read Who Says that God Helps Those who Help Themselves?.

Of course God wants us to have a healthy self-esteem, right?  Read What the Bible Does Not Say About Self-Esteem to find out how the Bible corrected my “baby boomer theology” with true theology.

Surely there is a verse in the Bible that commends a long and healthy marriage, right?  Read What the Bible Does Not Say About Marriage to find out.

The Bible must have quite a lot to say about parenting, right?  Yes and no.  Find out What the Bible Does Not Say About Parenting here.

What did the famous Proverbs 31 woman do to raise children who called her blessed?  (Proverbs 31:28) You might be surprised by what she did NOT do.  Read Who is Watching Whom? to find out.  (Scholars disagree as to whether this woman is real or a symbolic model of wisdom.  This post applies in either case.)

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