9. Where in the Bible is the well-known maxim ‘God helps those who help themselves’?




Nowhere. Besides, this maxim is untrue, for God does not command men to help themselves first and then He will help them, but He commands them to have faith in Him and to call upon His Name when they are in a distress and He will deliver them. For God says to man: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart….” (Proverbs 3:5) and: “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me” (Psalm 50:14-15).

Therefore such a maxim should not be on the lips of Christians, for a Christian should say: ‘Call upon God, seek Him with all your heart, and He will help you whatever your problem is.’