I love finding everyday phrases contained inside Bible verses. This page will be a running list for my “virtual scrapbook” of what I’ve found since beginning it in January of 2011. (I have 14 so far, so it will take me awhile to get them all entered.) Figured I’d at least start with the newest one that I found today…

“…I am what I am…” Funny – this quote makes me think of Popeye! 🙂 It’s in 1 Corinthians 15:10. (Paul says) But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. I think this is beautiful – a perfect description of the change I can feel in me. :). Also like a note in my study Bible for this verse: “True humility is not convincing yourself that you are worthless, but recognizing God’s work in you. It is having God’s perspective on who you are and acknowledging His grace in developing your abilities.”

9-23-12 Finally going to finish adding what I’ve found so far…

in Genesis 4:9 “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Cain’s response to the Lord’s question about where Abel was – knowing Cain had killed him)

in 1 Samuel 2:30 “Far be it from Me” (God speaking during the prophecy against the house of Eli)

So many BWinES in Ecclestiastes!!
in Eccl 1:9 – “there is nothing new under the sun”

in Eccl 1:14 (and laced throughout this book) “a chasing after the wind”

in Eccl 3:1-8 “a time for everything”

in Eccl 4:9 “two are better than one”

in Eccl 4:12 “a cord of 3 strands is not quickly broken”

in Eccl 7:10 “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?'” (makes me think of all the times I’ve reminisced about “the good old days”…Now I have a new perspective!)

in Eccl 8:6 “for there is a proper time and procedure for every matter”

in Isaiah 28:10 & 13 “a little here, a little there”

in Isaiah 40:15 “like a drop in a bucket”

in Jeremiah 13:23 – where the saying “Can a leopard change its spots?” came from

in Daniel 5:5 – where the saying: “the handwriting is on the wall” came from which means you are running out of time

in Amos 8:2 “the time is ripe” (ready for action)

in John 12:19 “See, this is getting us nowhere.” (said the Pharisees to one another of the people coming out to meet Jesus after hearing about Lazarus being raised from the dead)

in Acts 12:15 “You’re out of your mind,”

in 2 Corinthians 5:13 “If we are OUT OF OUR MIND, it is for the sake of God; if we are IN OUR RIGHT MIND, it is for you.”

in Galatians 6:7 “a man reaps what he sows”

in Colossians 4:3 “open a door”

9-27-12: in Psalm 17:8 “(keep me as) the apple of your eye” & 10-8-12 in Proverbs 7:2 “(guard my teachings as) the apple of your eye”

12-23-12 in Leviticus 16:8 “one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapegoat.” “Scapegoat” being the BWinES… I had no idea this word could be found in the Bible! During the Day of Atonement, God was telling Moses to instruct Aaron how to cast lots to determine which animal would be sent to run into the wilderness (scapegoat) to “atone for” or “cover” their sins. And now: JESUS IS OUR SCAPEGOAT!

2 thoughts on “BWinES

  1. angielynnh

    love this! And it also makes me think of Popeye (one of my childhood favorites). We just watched the Popeye movie and I learned it the movie and that song were my hubby’s favorites as a little boy!



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