A GODLY WAY TO BEGIN YOUR DAY!
As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Wise and profitable conversations sharpen men’s wits; and for those that have very much knowledge it’s still possible for something else to be added to them. Good men’s graces are sharpened by conversation with those that are good, and bad men’s lusts and passions are sharpened by having a conversation with those that are bad, as mentioned in scripture as iron sharpens iron, especially by the file. Men are filed, made smooth, and bright, and fit for the Lord’s business by the word of God (who once were rough, and dull, and inactive and having no sense of direction in their lives). This scripture is designed to recommend to us the sharpening of ourselves, but with a caution, we are to take heed who we choose to converse with, because the influence upon us is so great either for the better or for the worse. Secondly it is designed to direct us on what we must have our focus on in the conversation, namely to improve both others and ourselves, not to pass away time or to speak or act playfully with one another, but to encourage each other to love and to good works and so as to make one another wiser and better. Let us on this day use our conversation to sharpen someone else and to provoke them to seek the Lord that they too might be sharpened by the word of God. A word to he wise is sufficient!
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Father, we give You our thanks for rescuing us and making us right with You. We humbly ask for Your Spirit’s guidance as we serve You today.