These are English sayings and proverbs about religion.
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The implication is that brevity is effective in winning the ear of Heaven, and, by extension, anyone from whom we seek help.
God hears all living beings.
This semi-humorous saying suggests that we should not rely entirely on God to help us. God will help us if we make an effort.
The implication is that God's plan is beyond human understanding. God has a reason for everything, however strange it may seem to us.
Human beings can make any plans they want, but it's God that decides their success or failure.
God makes no distinction between people with money and people without money.
1) Bad people can appear to be good to achieve their objective. 2) Even good things can be twisted to achieve bad ends.
1) The implication is that those who are most involved in any religious system, its organizers and high priests, are in danger of separating themselves from God. 2) If written as "The nearer the church, the farther from God", the implication might be a warning about placing too much importance on material buildings, and a reminder that God is everywhere.
1) People who believe they are doing good can end up doing bad (the law of unintended consequences). 2) There is no value in simply planning to do good if you don't actually do it.
The implication is that the devil is very persistent. He will always find a way to tempt us. If the devil cannot bring temptation to us himself, he will find someone else to bring it.