Sharpen Your Saw: Getting Your Edge Back On

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Ecclesiastes 10:10 (NJKV), If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom produces success.”

(NLT), Since a dull ax requires great strength, sharpen the blade. That's the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

(NIV), If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.


Ax (Saw) – The instrument of service; our lifestyle

Edge – The cutting edge; the action edge; What we actually do; our gifts and unique contribution to God’s purpose

Wisdom - Ability to make proper choices and reach proper conclusions and decisions; Shrewdly aware and subtly resourceful; Using the proper means and procedures in attaining an end; Knowing how to restore and maintain your edge.

Sharpen - Raising the level of your skill and effectiveness through RENEWAL

Tools for Sharpening 
• Doers of the Word: because slothfulness produces decay (Eccl. 10:18)
• Prayer & Worship: Individual, corporate, John 4:23
• Simplicity/Declutter Life: 2 Cor. 11:3
• Fellowship: (“Iron sharpens iron”) Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 John 2:7
• Personal Preparation: 2 Tim. 2:15, 1 Cor. 14:12
• Accountability: Heb. 13:7, 17
• Faith: 2 Cor. 5:7 (“He who observes the wind shall not sow...” Pr. 11:4)
• Teaching & Training: Sermons, Bible Study,
• Other…