Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Sharp Axe

I can remember the first time it dawned on me to use a dry cloth to wipe away flour before using a damp one to wash the counter. I remember because my mother commented on it as a sign that I was maturing and thinking ahead.

All of life is filled with opportunities to use wisdom. Sharp scissors are much easier to work with than dull ones. When clearing the table it is smart to take several items at once to save steps. When driving a car it is important to check the oil when filling up with gas. When using a lawn mower it is essential to turn off the engine before clearing the blades of any object.

As we practice these small acts of wisdom, we are rehearsing how to respond in the more complicated issues of life (Ecclesiastes 10:9-10)