Oh Brethren Where art Thou?

Iron Sharpens Iron

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard the scripture, “Iron sharpens iron..” To give this thought more context, let’s read the scripture in context. Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Ever had a friend you knew you could bounce ideas off of, or thoughts that regardless, he or she would still be a friend? They are so rare. There is another scripture ironically in that same chapter in verse 10 “Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

I encourage you to be a friend like that and you will find one. Family may not always be there for various reasons, but friends of the family usually are. They are such a blessing.

We can encourage and strengthen each other in the

faith. Ever have a Bible or faith question? You would be surprised by all the incredible answers and thoughts that you could be both giving and receiving. I personally do that all the time with a select type of people. What I mean by that is, I do not ask deep questions to new believers, because of the obvious. However, with those that are grounded in Christ that read and study the scriptures, I take full advantage of.

In the adult Bible class on Sunday morning, I ask both simple and tough questions. That way everyone can interact and be ap