If the ax is dull and it’s edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success. Ecclesiastes 10:10
As I read this verse yesterday I couldn’t help but think about what it meant. It didn’t mean, throw away the ax and go buy a new one. It didn’t mean just give up, it’s hopeless. It means it takes more strength and knowlege, but you can succeed, even with worthless tools.
As I read this verse I realized that there is no excuse for a home in disorder because it’s small, or because it isn’t arranged in a manner that makes sense. There is no excuse because "my house makes it hard to keep clean". No, it just means that I have to have more strength and diligence and that I have to learn more. I need to seek out solutions to work with what I have.
So my interpretations of this verse today is:
If my house is small and arranged poorly, more strength and energy is needed, but with skill I can have an orderly home.
What do you think? Does God give us an excuse, or does He make it clear we need to stop whining