The Story Of The Woodcutter… #9

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Podcasts, Suppose God Would Text me...
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There are some things you just can’t do in a Podcast and this is one of them so look at this before you click to listen.

Suppose God would text me… What would He say?

It dawned on me that God actually did primatively text Moses when He gave him the Ten Commandments. He used a chisel and a hammer while we peck on the letters of a keyboard. The following is a modern-day version of that text.

1. no1 b4 me. srsly. No other gods before me.

2. dnt wrshp pix/idols. No graven images

3. no omg’s. Don’t take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.

4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r). Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy

5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool. Honour thy father and thy mother.

6. dnt kill ppl. Thou shalt not kill.

7. :-X only w/ m8. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8. dnt steal. Thou shalt not steal.

9. dnt lie re: bf. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

10. dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, wife, manservant, maidservant, ox, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s

Today’s story is written by Stephen Covey and it’s titled The Woodcutter.

Once there was, a very strong woodcutter who asked for a job with a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

“Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”

Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

“I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked.

“Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy and faithful trying to cut trees…”

God’s text today says,


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