The Bible Advises Writers

I am a student of the Bible, reading and contemplating it daily. (See my blog posts about the Bible for some of my thoughts and observations.) With me becoming more serious about the art and craft of writing, I’ve begun to notice relevant writing insights in the Bible. Consider:

  • “The fool multiplies words.” -King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 10:14)
  • “I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account.” -Dr Luke (Luke 1:2-3)
  • “I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” -Job (Job 42:3)
  • “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.” -King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 12:12)
  • “I would rather speak five understandable words to help others than ten thousand words in an unknown language.” -Paul, the apostle (1 Corinthians 14:19)
  • “Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying?” -Paul, the apostle (1 Corinthians 14:9).

Rather or not you are a writer — or a student of the Bible — these are words worth considering.

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