The Devil’s Toolbox

The Devil's Toolbox - Tools for sale

It was advertised that the devil was putting his tools up for sale. When the day of the sale came, each tool was priced and laid out for public inspection. And what a collection it was.

Hatred, envy, jealousy, deceit or pride…the inventory was treacherous.

Off to one side was a harmless-looking tool priced higher than all the rest, even though it was obviously more worn than any other tool the devil owned.


“What’s the name of this tool?” asked one of the customers.

“That,” the devil replied, “is discouragement.”

The customer asked, “But why have you priced it so high?”

The devil smiled and explained, “Because discouragement is more useful to me than all the others. I can pry open and get inside a man’s heart with that tool when I can’t get near him with any other. It’s badly worn because I use it on almost everyone, since so few people know it belongs to me.”

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