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Regaining Your Spiritual Edge 1

2 Kings 6:1-5

Memory Verse:
“But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell intothe water; and he cried out and said, ‘Alas, master! For it was borrowed” (2 Kings 6:5).

An axe is a tool with a bladed, usually heavy, head mounted crosswise on a handle used for felling trees or chopping wood. The handle, in most cases, is made out of wood while the blade or head which does the chopping is a heavy metal. The handle, without the head, is of no use in felling
trees or chopping wood.
This story raises a fundamental question. Are you a complete tool that can serve the Master or live a successful Christian life? If you are just a handle without a spiritual head you are not going to amount to anything, so an honest and correct assessment of your spiritual state is the starting point. You need to seek help early. The first time these sons of the prophets sought help was when
they requested Elisha to go with them (2 Kings 6:3).
Do not travel life’s journey alone. Take advantage of the brethren around you (Psalm 105:17). God has foreknowledge and always prepares help ahead. Look for it. Has your axe head become blunt? Has your spirituality changed for the worse or your love for God dwindled (Matthew 13:13&14)? Examine yourself and retrace your steps. If you are only interested in spiritual things when you
are in church or among brethren in fellowship and not when you are alone, then your spirituality is borrowed. You must build your own faith and confidence in God.
Losing your spiritual axe head is often a gradual process. Beware of the one who goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom to devour.
Prayer Points:
1. Lord, please hold my hand and keep me from slipping back into the world.
2. Grant me more grace not to, under any guise, distance myself from brethren.

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