Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Calvary Chapel of Manitowoc Iron Sharpens Iron:
This is interesting to me because Solomon is saying that iron is sharpening iron. Usually a whetstone, which was an abrasive stone used in sharpening knives or other edged tools, was the instrument to use. I think the point that Solomon is making is two people, having the same nature, both iron, can sharpen each others mind, help each other to grow and be in tune to the things that are going on around them. And yes, they can even help each other to move in the right direction, to stay on track, to walk away from sin and towards God. And even if sparks do fly, if both sides are open to the truth, those sparks will not be deadly but will result in each instrument, each person becoming sharper in the Lord and their walk with Him.
This morning we are going to look at an acronym to help us remember some important principles in regards to our relationship with our brothers and sisters in the Lord. The acronym we are going to use is SHARP ….
…. SHARP, to help keep us ready, alert at all times. Let the SPIRIT of God speak to your heart. HEED what God is telling you. ADMONISH others in the body of Christ to forge ahead. REBUKE those that are transgressing God’s Word. And PREPARE your mind by fellowshipping and sharing the things of God with others.