Pro 27v17 – Sharp!

My dad was a Saw Doctor. It’s what someone who sharpens saws and blades is called. He loved the title as it often had people calling him Doctor, which he was, but just not for the kind of “sores” they thought. Sharpening blades involves holding the blunt blade against a fast-moving grindstone. There are lots of sparks, but if done correctly, a blunt blade is transformed into a sharp, usable blade. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17). None of us has all knowledge or possesses all truth, although we sometimes think we do. It’s for this reason God gave us community and why he warns us not to “forsake the assembling of yourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). We won’t always agree on things. We won’t always see the world the same way. We are all different parts of one body (1 Corinthians 12). It’s this diversity that makes us complete. It’s this diversity, given unity and direction by the head, Jesus, that enables us to be complete. While there may be sparks, if our sharpening of each other is done correctly, with the grindstone of love, its result will be sharp, renewed swords for God (Ephesians 4:2). Open Bible –,,,