Articles published in February 2020

On being resourceful

During the gold-rush days in the mid-1800s, tentmaker Levi Strauss, observed that the prospectors needed strong, rugged clothes. So he conceived the idea to use rough tent material to make the Levi jeans. The idea worked, and in the course of time the Strauss company became the world’s largest apparel maker. God blesses rightly conceived and properly motivated ingenuity in His people, as He did the know-how of Saint Paul in behalf of the Gospel. He blesses their efforts to spread His Word by person-to-person testimonies and by the use of the mass media. He doesn’t want them to travel by oxcarts or in slow boats to China when they can use aircraft.
Tags:  Resourceful, Resourcefulness, Ingenuity, Gospel, Concordia

Resourcefulness

Resourceful thinking is fresh thinking that doesn’t capitulate to the pressures of life. Sometimes it means discarding some old rules for the sake of beholding something more important. The Bible gives us several examples of resourcefulness that pleased God. We can learn from these.
Tags:  Resourcefulness, Ingenuity, Creativity, Marty

Like an ostrich

Resourcefulness is a good thing, right? The Bible uses the ostrich as a model for resourcefulness. Although they cannot fly, these creatures have other traits that more than make up for this apparent deficiency. But other actions and attitudes associated with ostriches show the dark side of resourcefulness, and serve as a warning for us.
Tags:  Resourceful, Resourcefulness, Service, Inspiration Ministries