“I felt that so much Scripture floating around might tend to harden some hearts, that Scripture should be treated with reverence and not pasted to any flat surface you could find- at least, that was what I said when Brethren asked why I didn’t carry a ‘The Peace of God Passeth All Understanding’ bookbag to school. “
– Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
I see scripture misplaced/misused all over, but most noticeably on T-shirts, like this one…
or this one…
Then there are the comments and catch phrases.
As Matt Redmond pointed out on twitter, the phrase “a God Thing” is just so wrong.
A few more:
- Do your Best, and God will do the Rest!
- How will you spend eternity, Smoking or non smoking? (this one is just so sad)
- WARNING! Exposure to the Son may prevent burning. (ditto)
A better idea would be to follow Psalm 119:11 –
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.