“Staying sharp”

Eccl 10:10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.

AMP wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort].

HOW CAN YOU MAINTAIN YOUR CUTTING EDGE DAY IN AND DAY OUT?

1. CONSISTENT DEVOTIONAL LIFE

Josh 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

2. CONSISTENT PERSONAL GROWTH

2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

3. CONSISTENT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

NLT 1 Tim 4:8 Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

4. CONSISTENT POSITIVE ATTITUDE

NLT Rom 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.

5. CONSISTENT PARTNERSHIPS
Prov. 27:17 “IRON SHARPENS IRON AND ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER.”

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