God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?
Have you ever heard this quote?
God helps those who help themselves
Can you tell me where to find it in the Bible?
We were given homework in our Sunday School class. We were given this motto or a verse people commonly quote and they claim is in the Bible.
A lot of Christians believe this is a verse found within the Bible. It is not found in the Bible. You will commonly hear it is found in Hezekiah 6:1. Hezekiah is not a Book of the Bible. Hezekiah is a person of the Bible. He was the Kind of Judah for 29 years. According the Wikipedia “Some Christians have criticized the expression as being contrary to the Bible’s message of God’s grace.”
It is also believed that 68% of Christians believe this and 81% of non-born again believe this. 53% of Americans believe this too. These stats were taken from WikiPedia.
Ben Franklin wrote this in Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1757.
Now let’s look at what the Bible truly says on this …
Look at Psalm 46:10.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
We must rely on God and allow Him to take control. We must give everything to Him and pray about it. Remember it is His will not our will.
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.’” Jeremiah 17:5
So in closure, God wants us to turn to him for help. He will see us through everything. Ask God to take control of your life and you will see great things happen! Our God is awesome. Our God is Alive! So God helps those who ask for help.
It is a total surrender to God, allowing Him to control your life.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
We cannot help ourselves. God is the one who provides and does all things for us. We must allow Him to work in us and have a total surrender to Him and Him alone!
First published April 2, 2012. Republished with addition August 25, 2015.