Horology

The word of the day is Horology.  Wiki says – From Greek – “hour, time”; and logos – “study, speech”; the study of time, is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, timers, time recorders and marine chronometers are all examples of instruments used to measure time.

I have a thing for watches.  For me its all about the fashion of watches over their functionality. It helps if it still ticks or has been adjusted up or back for the time change thing, but certainly not necessary.

I know, not really manly thing, but I’m waaay over being worried about things like that.  Throughout the years, I have collected and been gifted some really cool time pieces. I am never completely dressed until my left wrist is covered.

Rabbit trail – why on the left wrist? Could be several reasons:
– Old wristwatches needed to be wound and have the time set quite frequently. It would be easier for right handed people to do this with their right hand so they would need to wear the watch on their left wrist (unless they took it off). Working the buttons on a digital watch would also be easier with the right hand (for right handed people) but the precedent was set long ago.
– Right handed people would use their right arm more. Chances of banging/breaking the watch would be greater on the right wrist. Watch may get in the way as you’re writing with the right hand.
– It may just be a fashion/etiquette thing – early wristwatches were created left or right handed at the whim of the watchmaker.

Anyway, it made me think this morning about how we accessorize our daily faith walks.

Nehemiah knew how to accessorize.  In our staff devotion yesterday, we read Nehemiah chapter 4.  The enemy was attacking, and Neh and his boys were building a wall for protection.

3 truths from this chapter:

1 – God can and will confuse our enemy – an incredibly effective battle strategy.  I must remember to ask Him to do this!  – verse 15

2 – Our God will fight for us – verse 20

3 – We must accessorize our faith with our sword – verse 23: “We all slept in our clothes—I, my brothers, my workmen, and the guards backing me up. And each one kept his spear in his hand, even when getting water.”

All faith and no weapon is irresponsible.  All weapon and no faith is hopeless.

Does your attire need accessorizing? It’s about time….

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