Use The Tools

Imagine going to the tech store and inquiring about the latest smartphone. The tech guy begins to explain all of its many features, and that gets you excited. You then ask him to turn it on and show you how it works. Now imagine the tech guy saying, “Well, it’s not meant to work. It was made to be admired.” How pointless would that be? Sometimes we treat the Christian life that way. We are thankful the Lord has given us the tools and the resources to overcome sin and live in victory (2 Peter 1:3), yet many times we don’t use it.