Read: Ecclesiastes 10
In this chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly. Most of his contrasts are written in the form of pithy sayings that cut right to the point. I especially enjoyed verse 10.
Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.Ecclesiastes 10:10
Brilliant! Just brilliant! How often have I worked at a task so hard, straining with every movement, when my “axe” was dull? Too often. It takes time to sharpen the axe and maybe in that time I could be halfway done with the project! Maybe. But probably not.
Does your axe need to be sharpened? It’s the wise thing to do. Your success will come more quickly if you follow the way of wisdom.
What is your dull axe?