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Be Sharp December 6

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Chances are, if you have been a Christian for any length of time, you have read this verse, or you’ve heard it from a friend.

There are some curious attributes regarding this scripture. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you humble yourself and fall on the stone of salvation, which is Jesus Christ.

Mathew 21:44

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Now here’s the curious attribute, when a butcher sharpens a knife, they use a sharpening stone, and it microscopically takes the edge of the knife down to what looks like the teeth of a saw. Under the microscope, you can see the roughness of the blade, each little ‘tooth’ pointing from side to side.

After they have worked it over with the stone, the butcher will take a steal honing rod and swipe the knife downwards on each side of the blade. This smooths the teeth and creates uniformity, all the little teeth facing the same direction.

When you go to church, you are sure to experience things you don’t like, the pastor will preach, and it seems like he read your diary. It can be hard to take, but Jesus wants all his people to face Him, cutting in the same direction.

Jesus saves you, and then He places you in a church body to sharpen you.

He is: El Sela

God My Rock


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