After a trip to the hardware store to purchase tools I was able to break the nut free and put on the new faucet. It works but, problem, the thirty year old shut off valves leaked when I turned the supply back own… Job for a plumber…
Lesson, all projects have to have the right tools to be done properly. That includes any “project” we choose to do in the Bible; projects like my current study in Mark.
For the sink I needed a 9/16” deep socket and two extensions for the 3/8” ratchet. For Mark, I need four tools: observation, correlation, interpretation, and application. For the sink, the most important tools were the deep socket and the two extensions. For Mark, observation and application.
The first few times I used wrenches on a project, I made some mistakes. I have stripped some nuts and broken some bolts. Over the years I have learned how to use wrenches and sockets more effectively. I learned by practice and by learning from people who knew how to use tools better than I did.
I had the same issues with observation. I learned over the years how to make better observations. I learned both by practice over the years and by learning from people who knew how to make better observations.
What ever the project, we need the right tools. But more importantly we need to know how to use them well.