“Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.”
— Acts 12:7
While working in the construction industry most of my life, I learned a lot of dos and don’ts which one could put into one’s daily activities. I learned early on that one does not lift a heavy load with a chain.
Wire cables were always used when lifting a heavy load because of a strong belief that a chain does not give any warnings when it breaks. A wire cable will unravel and give one a little time to let the load down or warn people to clear the area where the load may drop. A chain is as strong as its weakest link and gives no warning when it breaks apart.
There are very strong chains made for a specific use, such as securing a heavy load to be transported to another location or to hold a ship in place with the anchor...