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Day 1824 – A Poor Worker – Daily Wisdom
14th January 2022 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1826 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

A Poor Worker – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1824 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom. Today, we have a very special guest and one of my namesakes, Harold Guthrie Chamberlain, V, my nearly 10-year-old grandson, and son of my eldest son Harold Guthrie Chamberlain, IV. We are proud to pass down our legacy, part of which is our name. We also call our grandson by his Kenyan name, Kiprono, or Kip for short. His mama is from Kenya, and we are also proud of the rich history that ties him to Kenya, where his other grandparents still live. We know that wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, "How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!" If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. Kip is going to read today’s nugget of wisdom. Today’s quote is from George Herbert, and it is, “A poor worker always finds fault with their tools.”

A Poor Worker

The idea behind this expression is that a good worker would take full responsibility for any fault and not try to blame his equipment. Therefore, someone blaming shoddy work on their tools must not be very skilled. In other words, an unskilled person cannot do skilled work even with the very best tools. But, unfortunately, we live in a world where some people refuse to responsibility for the quality of their work. Instead, they blame their tools, work situation, co-workers, or even their family instead of being willing to accept responsibility. A person who does this will never improve because they constantly blame someone or something else. We need to accept responsibility and then take the necessary steps to improve our shortcomings and areas of weaknesses. Never blame; always seek to improve. God’s Word shows us how to be an approved worker. 2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the Word of truth. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy. If you would like to listen to any of our past 1823 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called Wisdom Notes, please email me at Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always:
  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!