STOP AND THINK – The best understanding of your equipment comes from using it. (Ken Duncan, (Australian professional photographer)

Duncan was speaking of photographic equipment. But the simple statement has many appropriate applications. A mountain climber must understand how to use his hiking equipment. A carpenter has been trained in the proper use of his tools. Living successfully requires knowing how to use the abilities God has given us.

All Scripture . . . is useful for teaching . . . and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)