What the Bible Says About Internet Marketing

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I wrote this as a quasi-serious parody to another thread about "quitting". Someone in the thread said "stop praying for miracles" and I started looking for a witty response... that thread was deleted, but I think this fits in this category instead anyway. And yes, I drifted a bit from my original "witty response" and had some fun instead

Here is what Proverbs & Ecclesiastes (sections of the Bible) says that I think relate to Internet Marketing - your comments are requested!

Manage Your Attitude:
  • Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
  • Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
  • Proverbs 25:28 He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
  • Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
  • Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.
  • Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might...
Be grateful for Today:
  • Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
Use Google Analytics:
  • Proverbs 27:23 Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.
Don't Buy a WSO Unless You Actually DO it:
  • Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?
Plan your Attack:
  • Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame.
  • Proverbs 24:27 Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.
Attack Your Plan:
  • Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
  • Proverbs 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
  • Proverbs 6:8 Provides her meat in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
  • Proverbs 6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?
  • Proverbs 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
  • Proverbs 6:11 So shall your poverty come as one that travels, and your want as an armed man.
  • Proverbs 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
  • Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.
  • Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
  • Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury.
  • Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
  • Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
  • Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
  • Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.
  • Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
  • Proverbs 20:13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
  • Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
  • Proverbs 28:19 He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Be Helpful On the Forum:
  • Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
  • Proverbs 11:24 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.
  • Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.
Sign up for E-Courses (all of them):
  • Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.
  • Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Read the E-Courses You Just Signed Up For:
  • Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
  • Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
  • Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.
Unsubscribe From E-Courses That Stinketh:
  • Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Test Your Copywriting, Learn From Your Mistakes:
  • Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Choose Your WSOs Wisely:
  • Proverbs 14:15 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going.
  • Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Don't Argue on the Forums:
  • Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
  • Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.
  • Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him.
  • Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
  • Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
  • Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Do Joint Ventures:
  • Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Use Email Capture Giveaways to Build Your List:
  • Proverbs 18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
  • Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.
Pray for Miracles:
  • Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.
  • Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.
  • Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Click the Add Friend Button on My Profile:
  • Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly...
  • Proverbs 24:6 For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.


Yes, I just read all of proverbs for things that I thought applied (45 minutes well spent I think!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard A.Cox
    Originally Posted by JamesFraze View Post

    Don't Argue on the Forums:
    • Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
    • Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.
    • Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him.
    • Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
    • Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    • Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
    This should be writ large...eth
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Thanks alot James, I guess this will be my guide. I will print it out from a cyber cafe in the morning but I hope it does not get controversial and deleted again.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskStevenSmith
    Thanks for posting this. I'll be looking all of these up tomorrow. I really appreciate your work on this.

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    • Profile picture of the author Capone
      James, good stuff but do you have anything more inline for those of us that worship the Devil? I'm fraught to believe that all IM'ers have a little satan in them

      P.S. Kidding folks, I'm just kidding
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
        Originally Posted by Capone View Post

        James, good stuff but do you have anything more inline for those of us that worship the Devil? I'm fraught to believe that all IM'ers have a little satan in them

        P.S. Kidding folks, I'm just kidding

        no, sorry. I read this and thought wow, I better join the other side! :p

        Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
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        • Profile picture of the author markdsullivan
          I've never seen the word "Internet" in the Bible. BLASPHEMY! just kiddin... nice post
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  • Profile picture of the author CyranoSmith
    James,


    Don't forget "God helps those that help themselves."

    OOps, I guess that isn't in the Bible.


    (never mind)
    Cyrano
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  • Wow James! That's powerful. I'm definitely keeping this post!

    Thanks again for putting this together this way!
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
      It makes me smile to know people liked this post. I am surprised that nobody found the humor in it (or mentioned the humor at least).

      And, nobody has friended me either lol (that was a joke, but still....)
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  • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy2
    I'm glad to see a forum where this can be posted and it doesn't get ugly.

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    Intresting perspective. I enjoyed your post a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Hi James - I loved your post; and did find it quite funny too. I paricularly liked the reference to Google Analytics.

    Best wishes,

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author billionareHuman
    excellent post James, looks like you put a lot of work into it
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
      Thank you guys! I have been working on what the Bible says about money... but after about 2000 verses I got cross eyed... lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Deedah
        This made me laugh. Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author kman1847
    Don't Buy a WSO Unless You Actually DO it:

    Had a feelin' that I had bought way too many wso's and now I am really feeling guilty. Thanks for pointing this out James. Really a great post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Great post, I truly enjoyed reading it! especially the story of the ants Prov 6;6
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  • Profile picture of the author dark witness
    Great post, I am going to print this out and put it up on my wall. It's great to see people can learn from this... even if it was written over 2000 years ago, and the lessons can be seen in our everyday work.

    I guess google has been around a lot longer then we think
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  • Profile picture of the author Abby Gibbs
    Wow James! Your post is petty amazing! I like the stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaysa
    Actually there where tow that I liked and think that are very funny.

    Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

    Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

    jajaja Nice post. (I agree 45 mins well spent)
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  • Profile picture of the author Illuminart
    Great post. It seems you are on your way to priesthood. Nah, just kidding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gilearn
    nice post...nice combination of the bible and IM who could have thought there is a way (JamesFraze). That is time well spent
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  • Profile picture of the author Anang Andriana
    Comparing bible and internet marketing...I like your post James. You have me "Be grateful for Today" because sometimes I forgot this. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author CanadaSEO
    I feel so holy reading this. LOL. Nice post.
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  • Profile picture of the author vanillablueskyy
    You really went through all that research for this thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author ZAWonderBoy
    WOW! lol... this is how a lot of people here felt! Nicely done. this had to have been Holy Spirit inspired!

    now let's see how I can apply this to the JV I am planning. Not to mention to my day job!
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