This is a simple principle, isn’t it? It paints the picture of someone who is cutting down a tree or something of the sort with an axe or saw. The principle is: If we don’t sharpen the saw, then the amount of effort we must put into the task gets greater and greater as the saw gets duller and duller. If we are to make the task easier again,… we will need to temporarily stop working and sharpen the saw.
So, keep the saw sharp. This plays out in a multitude of ways in our life:
– Keep your spirit in shape. Sharpen it with prayer time and Bible intake.
– Keep your body in shape. Sharpen it with a proper diet and exercise.
– Keep your mind in shape. Sharpen it with reading and studying.
– Etc., etc., etc.
Life can get tough but we compound the problem when we don’t keep ourselves sharp. So, take time today to sharpen your saw.
“If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.”