The directions stated....
To cleanse the wok, it must be filled with water and boiled for 5-7 minutes to remove the protective film. After the boiling water is poured out, the pan has to be immediately scrubbed vigourously with soapy water and a scouring pad. Next, rinse and wipe dry.
To season the wok, 2 TBSP of cooking oil should be rubbed over the entire surface of the pan. Next it must be placed over medium heat for 10 minutes. Using a paper towel, the oil needs to be distributed over the inside of the pan while it is heating. Remove the pan from the heat and cool. Repeat 3 or 4 times. This ensures a non stick surface.
After this process the pan is now seasoned and ready for use.
My life if a lot like that wok. Before I can be used, I need to first allow God to cleanse me, removing all the impurities, stripping off the protective coating that I put on.
1 John 1:9 says,
If we confess our sins He is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins and
us from all unrighteousness.
The oil that I used to season my wok reminds me that I need to be seasoned in the Word of God. Colossians 4:6 says,
Let your conversation be always full of grace,
seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how to answer everyone.