Now for the word fabled. A fable is a story that is not true, a falsehood or fiction. The word fabled, again through the courtesy of Mr. Webster, means told in fables; mythical; legendary; unreal; fictitious or invented. We don’t want to do this when we think we are quoting the Bible.
How many things have we just repeated without thought because they had become so familiar to us and we had heard them for so long we just believed them? We believed them because we trusted our source of information. Now realize that many of these good people who taught us also accepted it as truth and therefore passed it on. They were deceived too. We know that a half truth is more readily accepted that an outright lie. The bad thing about this is that when we repeat, especially things about God and His Word that are not true, not only is the world presented with a distorted view, the devil is delighted! We must realize that a half truth can be as damaging as a blatant lie. It certainly distorts the gospel. The enemy is like that. He loves it when we get caught up in misquoting or misstating the scriptures because we are carrying out his plan to keep us and others from knowing the truth. You can’t walk in it if you don’t know the truth and we must remember that lies make us susceptible to the domination of the enemy.
The Word of God is so wonderful and will so make us free. The admonition to all of us is to be watchful for that old threat called pride. It would like to raise its ugly head and attempt to keep you in darkness. Staying teachable is an open road to growing in the grace and admonition of the Lord. PROVERBS 15:2 (KJV) "The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” Also we have PROVERBS 16:23 (KJV) “The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.” You see, we are responsible for what we say and whether or not we will receive correction. It is ultimately our choice and once again our responsibility.
I want you to do this for yourself: Listen to what is being said around you and to you. Check it out and then listen to what is coming out of your own mouth. I can’t tell you the number of times I have had to correct what I was saying. This is why we study the Word so that we can rightly divide what it says. We don’t want to get caught up in misquotes, misrepresentations and traditions of men that don’t line up with the Scriptures, the Infallible Word of God.
I will add to these famous fabled quotes so keep checking in to find more. But don’t just wait on me because if you start listening and examine what you hear against the Word, God may show you even before I get it posted here. Be Blessed!