LET’S SHARPEN EACH OTHER


LET’S SHARPEN EACH OTHER

Proverbs 27:17 (NKJV) As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

This is such a powerful verse, that I want us to look at it from a few other translations:

Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Proverbs 27:17 (MSG) You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17 (TLB) A friendly discussion is as stimulating as the sparks that fly when iron strikes iron.

Proverbs 27:17 (CEV) Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.

Proverbs 27:17 (NCV) As iron sharpens iron, so people can improve each other.

When a couple of people get together, it helps them to sharpen one another.  To me, this is why church is so valuable.  When we get together with other believers in a group setting under the anointing of God, Holy Spirit sparks fly!

I have had times of just sitting with another person, and it caused me to look within and say, “Man, I need to work on that,” or, “Yeah, I am having the same issues.  It is not just me.  Others fight this too.”  Being with other believers is so powerful, that when the early church was fighting things that came against them, they came together and prayed.

Acts 4:23, “And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.”

That is what it is all about!  When you are going through something, or you are hurting, do not stay at home.  Get to church and worship God with other believers, and see what God does in your heart, and also in their hearts.  You might be there to help someone else!

Confession: I want to be a blessing, and I also have times that I need encouragement, so I make a decision to get to church.  I make a decision to get around others of like precious faith. 

Today’s Bible Reading

Ecclesiastes 1 – 3

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Psalms 46

Proverbs 22:15

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Isaiah 1, Isaiah 2

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 105:1-11

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Isaiah 1, Isaiah 2

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 105:1-11