Kids don’t always get the Bible stories exactly right. I got an email recently that shared some of the more interesting responses to a Bible test. Let me share a few with you:
Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.
In Genesis, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off.
The Hebrews made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingredients.
Moses went to Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments.
The seventh commandment is “thou shalt not admit adultery.”
Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
The epistles were the wives of the apostles.
These are fun examples of getting the story not quite right. Kids aren’t the only ones who can make mistakes, though. Grown-ups make them, too. A few weeks ago in Sunday School I told you that Joseph was sold for 30 pieces of silver. Scratch that, it was 20!
As we launch into our study of Revelation this quarter, I think we all need a reminder to look closely at the facts of scripture. It’s easy to jump into explaining what the Bible means—but if we don’t have a firm grasp of what it says, we’ll always miss out on its fullest meaning.
Let me encourage you to spend some time reading a familiar story this week—and see if it doesn’t straighten out your memory.