God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

You’re probably wondering how people could take this verse out of context. I mean, how else could you interpret it? Well, for starters, it’d help if the Bible ¬†actually said that. As Got Questions points out, Scripture actually says the opposite.

Isaiah 25:4(KJV)

4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Basically, God helps the helpless. Which makes far more sense than the “meet God halfway” I grew up being taught and believed until twenty minutes ago. Which just goes to show we’re students for life, and that you have to study God’s Word on your own instead of just going on what the pastor tells you.