The teachings especially in the New Testament are full of figures of speech that if taken literally would be reason for a great deal of angst in our lives. Here are just a few.
Finally my favorite 'figure of speech' is not even from the Bible.. it is from my wife. The dreaded 'Fine, Whatever' combination uttered by my wife Mary is a true riddle wrapped in an enigma. Be afraid, be very afraid.
May God bless your day with clarity, with purpose, and nary a FINE, WHATEVER mentioned to you husbands.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson