Iron Sharpens Iron – Are You sharpening Others?

My friends, one of my favorite scriptures is found in (Proverbs 27:17) “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”. This scripture is a constant reminder for me on what sharing the love of Christ is all about.

How do we become people who sharpen one another? We do so by:

  • Praying for others – I have found that in praying for the need of others– God answers my prayers without even asking Him. Try and see!
  • Offering words of encouragement – many times when I am struggling – the Lord sends Human Angels (that could be you) to give me words of encouragement that lift my spirit up.
  • Meeting physical needs – look around you and be sensitive to the Spirit of God, He will guide you to someone that needs sharpening through meeting their financial need; helping them to fix things around their home; sharing with them ideas to enhance their vocation; taking them grocery shopping because their car broke down and so on.

Christ follower, ask the Holy Spirit to help you sharpen others this week in your Church community; neighborhood; business environment; and family. As you do so, you too will be refreshed – it’s God’s promise and it is guaranteed! If you are currently not a Christ follower, come and taste Jesus today and you will find out that He is good.

All glory to God!

This post was also published in:
Network Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Cape Christian News, South Africa


About The Author
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals

Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.

2 thoughts on “Iron Sharpens Iron – Are You sharpening Others?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.