This is a curling iron. The Purging Lutheran read up on Wikihow about how to use a curling iron. It gave six steps for using a curling iron. First time users will use these easy-to-follow instructions:
1. Heat up the curling iron.
2. Make sure your hair is completely dry.
3. Brush out any tangles while the iron heats up.
4. Apply a heat protection spray.
5. Split your hair into sections.
6. Start curling.
In this world it is our nature to find/make short cuts to get from here to there. Given our druthers, most of us would not hesitate to drive over our neighbors’ yards and across a playground full of kids chasing flubber balls to save 30 seconds getting to the nail salon or liquor store. What stops us, mainly, is the little device God put in our souls called a ‘conscience’. It means ‘with knowledge’. He set it in all humans regardless whether they are followers of Him or not. You know that niggling feeling you’ve had when presented with an opportunity, dilemma or temptation? You know what I’m talking about. It sends out an alarm if you are considering breaking a law or coveting your neighbor’s lawnmower or it gives out good vibes when you decide to turn that lost wallet over to the police or help your neighbor pull his oxen out of the ditch.
Not all short cuts require us to ‘dance with the devil’, as it were. Sometimes the short cut is as simple as skipping steps using, say, a curling iron. This what usually happens shortly after having faithfully followed the above instructions.
1 week later:
1. Kinda heat up the curling iron.
2. Brush out most of your tangles while the iron sorta heats up.
3. Start curling.
2 weeks later:
1. Start curling.
Save yourself being called a liar by calling me a liar. Search your feelings. You know this to be true. Where should we send this curling iron? Don’t guess. Just know.
Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.