"If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success." (Ecclesiastes 10:10)
Tim Challies writes: "If you’ve ever tried to split firewood with a dull axe, you know the frustration and the sheer effort required. Sharpening the axe is a simple and effective solution that allows you to do the same job with dramatically less effort, not to mention better results. In much the same way, wisdom allows you to make decisions that are appropriate and effective. The more wisdom you accumulate, the better you can make decisions, and the more wisdom you accumulate, the faster you can make decisions. With little wisdom, you are essentially swinging a dull axe at all of life’s “trees.”
Has has God helped you "sharpen your axe"?
To make wiser and faster decisions?
Can you name a time when you were swinging a "dull axe" and made little progress? You realized your own strength..your own wisdom.. wasn't enough?
Has God ever "pulled you out of the game" so that you could sit on the bench and "sharpen your axe"?
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.