"Iron sharpenth iron; so a man sharpeneth the
countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:17).
On Day 20 of Lisa Jo's challenge, I offer up praise to God for 'iron sharpening' friends and family members!
Have you ever thought about it? A knife can't sharpen itself! Nor can a pair of scissors...or the blade of a saw...or any other metal tool that needs to keep its edges sharp in order to do the job that it was made for.
Like tools made of metal, how often do we as people...God's people...people created by Him, to be used by Him, to carry out His plans and purposes. How often do we become dull, unproductive, and no longer useful to those plans and purposes due to the fact that we got lost somewhere along the way when some storm came up and caught us out in the rain?
And how refreshingly wonderful is it during those times when God, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, sends others into our path. People who care enough to come along side, pick us up, brush us off, give us a helping hand, sharpen us when need be, and bring us back to a point that we are, once again, useful and productive for the Kingdom of God! At times the sharpening process can be painful, but praise God for those who care enough, and aren't afraid, to do it!
I praise God for the 'iron sharpening' friends and family members that He, in His infinite wisdom, has given to me! Praise the name of the Lord!
Have a blessed Saturday!