Iron Sharpens Iron

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“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” or one friend sharpens another.

I take this to mean – we need each other.  We can technically go through this separated from everyone, living like a hermit, but, what a lonely life.  We need each other to sharpen one another.  We can help one another.  We can strengthen one another.  Think about those friends, family members, teachers, mentors who have spoken into your life and made a huge positive impact on your life.  And think about those whose lives YOU have spoken into.   Sometimes we need that loving “kick in the pants” or that encouraging/uplifting word to keep going or to push us onto greatness.  Let’s face it my friends, you and I were made for greatness.  And that greatness takes on many forms.  It doesn’t necessarily mean ‘greatness’ in the form of great corporate success or Hollywood fame, though it CAN mean those things.  However, ‘greatness’ can be you quietly impacting others in your sphere.  Or greatness can involve being part of a grass-roots effort to incite change.  Greatness can be the way you raise your children to be responsible, loving human beings.  It can be a novel  you write that impacts its readers to make a difference.  Or maybe greatness can be you standing up for those who don’t have a voice.  But, be great! God has given you the ability AND he has given us community.  Let’s sharpen one another and move forward to impact the world, showing the love of Christ not only through what we say but how we live, and more importantly, how we love. Blessings.

Quote – Proverbs 27:17
Photo Credit – HERE

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14 thoughts on “Iron Sharpens Iron

  1. This is so true! What an awesome opportunity and responsibility we have to raise our children and help our grandchildren to love the Lord and follow Him.

    1. Thanks so much my dear! I am blessed by your comments and thanks for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! I’m honored. You keep shining too, luv!

  2. One of my favorite verses, and although usually associated with a sword of some sort, your picture is amazing!! Great post. You obviously touch many different people, but all who I believe share a heart for Christ.
    Super job & congrats on the Sunshine Award nod.
    Scott

    1. Thanks Chief Scott! I appreciate your words. I originally thought of a picture of a sword, but, the 2nd half of that verse made me think of a picture that showed friendship and went perfectly with how friends sharpen each other. God bless you & your family richly. Thanks for being an encouragement to me! 🙂

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