From the Heart of Darlene Whetstone
Often times we have been asked, "How do you spell your last name?" I would reply, W.H.E.T.S.T.O.N.E-- like you sharpen a knife on! Many times I would get this puzzled look as to what in the world is a whetstone?
Definition of a whetstone ---a fine-grained stone
used for sharpening cutting tools
As I began to think about this, I was reminded that we have God’s Word that works just like a whetstone in our spiritual lives. We always need to be sharpened, have the rough edges knocked off, and fix the nicks that come into our lives. These make us get dull and hard to cut the coldness or indifference that often creeps in and dulls our lives. Just as it would be to try to use a dull knife to cut something, our lives can be affected if we neglect to use what God has already given us to keep us sharp and useful servants - His Word. We must hide it in our hearts, meditate on it, share it with others and let it guide us each step, as we seek His will for our lives.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 “ If the iron be blunt, and he do not WHET the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.”
If the edge is blunt it will take much more strength to cut and get the job done, but if we use the wisdom we have and the tool that is given for the job; then how much quicker or direct we can finish the task, with a sharp edge.
So the next time you see the word WHETSTONE you will know what it is, and what job it does. Don’t let our lives get dulled by the world, but pull out the Word of God and apply it to our hearts and minds that we will be the Sharpened Servants that pull out the Word of God and apply it to our hearts and minds that we will be the Sharpened Servants that God wants us to be.