Theme of the Week: Godly Men Are Team Players
Bible Verse: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 27:17, Proverbs 18:24
I remember the first fish I ever had to fillet. I used a dull knife and man; I hacked that thing to bits. It didn’t matter that I knew what I was supposed to do, if I didn’t have a sharp blade, there was no way I was going to be successful. Once the blade was sharpened, it was much easier to filet the next one.
We can be dull or sharp in our lives as well. Chances are we can be a blend of both. The fact is – just because we are sharp in one area of our life, doesn’t mean that we are sharp in every area of our life. We all need to become sharper.
Solomon says that one of the best methods God uses to sharpen our lives is through those around us. We all need someone who is close enough to see what we cannot see.
Solomon says that one of the best methods God uses to sharpen our lives is through those around us.
I love to memorize scripture and quote it aloud to others. I don’t think there is anything more powerful and beautiful than God’s Word. However, my good friend confronted me one day with a concern. He sensed that there was a degree of pride in my quoting scripture.
I could have gotten upset and told him to mind his own business, but by the help and grace of God, I listened to what my friend said. I brought it before Jesus and asked Him to clean out any pride within me.
Men can find it difficult to receive correction, but we all need it. Proverbs 27:17 is not talking about turning a non-blade into a blade, it’s talking about honing a dull blade into a sharp one. Where we are dull, may we be open to be sharpened by someone else.
Who are you sharpening with your friendship? Who is sharpening you?
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