Ground Breaking: “Spadework”

Daddy was a gravedigger so my brothers and I knew a lot about ‘ground breaking’. When we were big enough, we became daddy’s back hoe! Early on we learned that a hole begins with the first shovel full of dirt. I’ll never forget the first ground breaking ceremony I witnessed. When a new business is about to begin, they have a ground-breaking ceremony to officially commemorate the event. Often the shovels are painted gold and adorned with ribbons as the dignitary digs the first shovelful of dirt.

Let’s make some spiritual application here. In 1 Peter 2:2, Christians are admonished, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,” and this from Romans l2:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Then, in 2 Pet 3:18 we are admonished, “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever Amen.”

The wise person knows there is no short cut to knowledge and the Bible confirms this. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17) and this from Jesus, “…if you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.” “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).

If you don’t attend Bible classes on Sunday morning and Wednesday night you are denying yourself some wonderful opportunities to ‘dig in’ to God’s precious word.

Mike Suiter
Tipton, OK

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