“Scratch and Dent”, “Refurbished- Just like new”, “We Buy Junk-We Sell Antiques” are a few well known and in themselves very “worn out” catchphrases, all used to catch the attention of a few people looking for a good deal. Proverbs 20:14 says it this way, “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase.”
The world is historically a society of Junk Dealers and Ecclesiastes 1:9 proves itself true: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” The catchphrase today is “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.” There was a time when everything was made new and created for a specific purpose and function. Then something happened and these items became unable to function for their intended purpose. Genesis 2:7 says “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” But something went wrong. Adam and Eve sinned, disobeyed God, and the world has been in a continual state of repurposing ever since.
The good news is not only good, it is very exciting! God is in the recycling business and likes nothing better than to take “Scratch and Dent” projects, recycle them and repurpose them. That may not sound so exciting, but to those who have been hurt, have some very bad habits, have been hanging onto life by very worn threads or are suffering from some form of addiction, this is very good and exciting news.
Please take some time over the week to pray that God, in his mercy, will continue His recycling business. He is looking for some well worn projects to refurbish.