Proverbs 27:17“Iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens another.”Jesus’ teaching style was hands on.
Everything said and done was designed to upskill for usefulness in his Kingdom.Jesus is the ultimate ‘Hardened Steel Toolkit’:He is the forger’s hammer that flattens the steel. He is the tradesman’s file that fashions the blade. He is the butcher’s steel that whets the edge.Ever keeping us fit for purpose.Christians sharpen one another. And we must!When the devil works to blunt our edge, someone is obligated to sharpen us up. Steel on steel contact is abrasive by nature. We can’t expect to be restored to perfect condition if there are rough edges to be removed. Warnings come in various forms, some pleasant, some not. It is humility that gives us the self-discipline to listen when corrected. It is boldness that gives us the will to correct others.Ironically, the devil doesn’t always have to work to blunt our Sword of the Spirit—The Word of God. He just distracts us, and we leave it to rust on the shelf.Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. It’s the Sword of the Spirit that will always be the most effective iron in our hands. Master it—for all our sakes.John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.