A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. (John A. Shedd, late business executive)
There are lots of mankind’s creations that bring satisfaction in just their appearance—a fancy automobile, for example, or a well-made formal outfit. Nice to look at but of little value other than as a piece of art. Automobiles are made to ride in; clothes are made to wear for comfort and protection. Let’s use well what we’ve created for the benefit of all and the glory of God.
Make every effort to respond to God’s promises. . . The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be. . . (1 Peter 1:5, 8)