Sunday, June 3, 2018

P r a c t i c e
Ecclesiastes 10:10

Why do we have to practice all the time?  Why do we continually run these same drills on fundamentals?  Haven't we attained enough experience to do away with all this repetition?  The Holy Scripture communicates strongly a value for these kinds of activities.

In the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes, at chapter 10 and verse 10 Solomon wrote, "If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success."  Obviously he is not just talking about cutting down trees.  The key phrase is, "skill will bring success." 

You have taken years of your life to sharpen your skills.  Your investment of time and hard work to improve your techniques, strength, quickness, shooting, etc... will surely bring success. 

It's always good to do some evaluation and to check the sharpness of your skills.  How sharp am I today?  With a dull set of skills, we must apply a whole lot more muscle and extra effort.  Trust the words of Solomon, sharpen your skills and meet success.

Pray for a sharp set of tools for today's game.  Watch how easily things work when your skills are finely honed and applied to your game.  Be sure to thank God for your tools and their sharpness.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 1:39-56
Ephesians 2:1-10
Psalms 119:17-24
I Kings 4-5