Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2 Nephi 20

15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? Shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood!

This is a good verse to remember when we are tempted to think highly of our abilities and talents. Those abilities come from God. When we accomplish some good thing, we should humbly remember the source. I can picture a tool boasting of its abilities in the absence of the Carpenter. In the hands of the Carpenter, a tool can create, shape, and build. By itself, a tool can do nothing.

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