The Axe and The Woodsman

I came to this quote from Samuel Brengle while reading “Spiritual Leadership” by J. Oswald Sanders which caught my attention:


Indeed, we, like an axe, is nothing, without God.

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
– John 15:5 ESV

God is our source. He knows us well, he knows what’s best for you and me. Abide in Him, acknowledge Him in your life, seek Him and experience His will – his good, perfect and pleasing will.

It is through Him that we are able to do these things – give thanks to Him who gives strength and everything to us. There is nothing for us to boast of. Let us boast not on ourselves but boast in the Lord for He is worthy to be praised.


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