Ship Sails

The sun shines as we navigate through our problems. Research shows that Ship sails, used in upper Egypt were probably made of animal skins, wood or woven reed. Matting, fixed to bamboo, was popular on Chinese boats and Caesar in his Gallic Wars speaks of Celtic ships having sails of leather. In the New World sealskins were used by the Indians of the eighteenth century. Sailcloth was woven from flax fibre during the period when England, France, and Spain were striving for supremacy of the seas. Fibre flax is still used for sails, although cotton has replaced it for better quality canvas.

Spiritually to navigate the seas of life one’s sails must be of a strong moral fabric, which includes all shades and cultural blends of Biblical morality. The very fibre of thought and thought patterns determine the spiritual strength one has against the winds of life.

It is foolish to enjoy doing wrong. Intelligent people take pleasure in wisdom. The righteous get what they want, but the wicked will get what they fear most. Storms come, and the wicked are blown away, but honest people are always safe.

Proverbs 10:23-25 (GNB)

As one is taught the commandments of God, the moral fabric is woven for the sails used in navigating through the sea of life.

Dear Lord, make me an example of a moral fabric, free of sin and declared holy by the Son of God. When I encounter storms, keep me morally upright, when facing the wind, give me direction to overcome the waves, most of all be my compass so that I don’t get lost in the turmoil. Calm my storms in Jesus’ wonderful name, Amen.

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