What Is A Tool In The Bible?
A tool is an instrument used to make something easier. In the Bible, God uses tools to help humans achieve His purposes.
For example, in Exodus, God tells Moses to use a staff as a tool to perform miracles (Exodus 4:2). In the Book of Judges, Gideon uses a trumpet as a tool to call Israelites to battle (Judges 6:34). And in the New Testament, Paul uses his words as a tool to spread the gospel (Acts 20:26-27).
Just as God uses physical tools to help humans, He also uses spiritual tools. For example, He uses prayer as a tool to help us communicate with Him (Philippians 4:6). He also uses His Word as a tool to teach us about Himself (Psalm 119:105).
God has given us all the tools we need to follow Him. We just have to be willing to use them.
God Uses Us As His Tools.
When we allow God to use us as His tools, He can do amazing things through us. For example, He can use our words to encourage others (Colossians 4:6). He can use our hands to serve those in need (Matthew 25:40). And He can use our lives to show His love to the world (John 13:35).
No matter what gifts or talents we have, we can all be used by God as His tools. So let’s not be afraid to let Him use us. After all, He is the only One who can truly transform our lives and make us into the people He wants us to be.
We Are God’s Tools.
Just as a musician plays an instrument, we are to be played by God. We are to be His instruments of righteousness (Romans 6:13). This means that we are to be used by God for good. We are to be used by God to do His will.
So let us surrender our lives to God. Let us allow Him to use us as His tools. When we do, we will be used by the One who can change the world. And that is always a good thing.
In the Bible, we see that God can use anyone as a tool, no matter how small or unimportant they may seem. For example, He used a donkey to speak to Balaam (Numbers 22:28). He used a worm to kill a tree (Jonah 4:7). And He even used a little boy to defeat a giant (1 Samuel 17:50).
So never think that you are too small or too unimportant to be used by God. If you are willing, He will use you in big ways or small ways – it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you are willing to be His tool.
God Gives Us All The Tools We Need.
We don’t have to go it alone when it comes to following God. He has given us all the tools we need to succeed. For example, He has given us His Word to guide us (Psalm 119:105). He has given us prayers to communicate with Him (Philippians 4:6). He has given us the Holy Spirit to empower us (Acts 1:8).
All we need to do is use these tools. If we do, we will be able to follow God with confidence. We will be able to accomplish His purposes. And we will be able to enjoy His blessings.
Bible Verses About Tools And Equipment
1. Exodus 20:25
And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
2. Exodus 34:1
And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
3. Jeremiah 10:9
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
4. 2 Samuel 12:31
And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.
5. Isaiah 30:24
The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
6. Isaiah 10:5
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
7. Judges 9:48
And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.
8. Matthew 3:10
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
9. Deuteronomy 19:5
As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:
10. Exodus 32:4
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
11. Jeremiah 15:7
And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.
12. Luke 3:9
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
13. Joshua 8:31
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
14. Deuteronomy 27:5
And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
15. Isaiah 18:5
For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
16. Job 19:24
That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
17. Isaiah 44:13
The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
18. Joel 3:10
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
19. Isaiah 10:15
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
20. Exodus 21:6
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
21. Luke 3:17
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
22. Deuteronomy 10:3
And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
23. Genesis 4:22
And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
24. Exodus 39:30
And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
25. Isaiah 22:16
What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
26. Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
27. Jeremiah 17:1
The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
28. Isaiah 44:12
The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
29. Exodus 28:36
And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
30. Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
31. 1 Kings 6:7
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
32. 2 Samuel 23:7
But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.
33. Micah 4:3
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
34. Deuteronomy 15:17
Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
35. Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
36. 1 Kings 7:9
All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.
37. 1 Chronicles 20:3
And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
38. Matthew 3:12
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
39. Isaiah 41:7
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.