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Our Hands

From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him. Proverbs 12:14

For those of us who dwell in the online world, making things with our hands seems so foreign and outdated. After all, we have machines to do all that, don’t we? But there’s something to be said for the ability God gives us to do things with our hands.

Obviously Solomon was addressing an audience who knew exactly what he meant because they probably worked with their hands more than most of us do. Nonetheless, the spirit of what he’s saying here can be summed up in something else he wrote: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 9:10