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Tony Villari

A Hand Up

  • I have always been a believer in the saying, "God helps those who help themselves."  Will we find this in the Bible?  No, not really.  What the Bible says is in Psalm 94:17-19, "Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.  When I said, 'My foot is slipping,' your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy."  Basically, God will give you a "hand up" not a handout.  But the roots of this thought might be traced back to an ancient Greek dramatist, Euripides, who wrote a tragedy, in 428 BC, called "Hippolytus": "Try first thyself, and after call in God; For to the worker God himself lends aid."

     

    Give others a hand up or a handout?  This is a question which divides much of our country.  To read more of this post, please follow the attached link:  A Hand Up

     

     

3 comments
  • Gary V.
    Gary V. So True, you can show the horse the water but can't force him to drink.... Intervention from my family and friends, and many prayers led me to try Lexapro for depression- after many unsuccessful trials with other meds that made me feel worse.... (A)
    Apr 14
  • Gary V.
    Gary V. Read it; now I ask all of you intelligent gents and fems here- How then do we solve the Immigration troubles we are having in the southern states? I hear those Mexicans work great in huge teams- as in roofing. I myself have roofed and nearly fell to my de...  more
    Apr 14
  • Larry Makinson
    Larry Makinson Good Evening on this wonderful and glorious day. :) May peace be with you.
    Apr 14