An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Pipe Wrench Is Not a Hammer

(Proverbs 10:29 KJV)  The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

We have the “way” (1870) of the Lord and the fear of the Lord.  They must go together.  Notice the implied threat here.  If you do not follow in God’s way you face “destruction" (ruin NASB) (4288).

Any project you have is easier and safer if you use the correct tools.  Using a pipe wrench for a hammer might get the job done, it also might ruin the wrench or injure you.  I used a circular saw to cut the end off my Christmas tree last month.  It worked but I was always wondering if I would slip and cut my foot off or something.

Using tools correctly means using them the right way.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the right way, it still exists.  It still is safer.  It still is more productive.

So?  Doesn’t it make sense to learn the right way to use your new tool, or your old tool?  It does to me, but I am one of those people who actually read instruction manuals.  It is not a bad technique for living life. 

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