“Two Goals”

Absorbing God’s Word

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Applying God’s Word

I happened to be at a birthday celebration this week for a good friend turning fifty. Towards the end of the party, Michael told the story about how he and I met. He was 18 and I was 43.

Michael was a physical fitness instructor and assigned to be my personal trainer. He said that his goal was to get me in shape. He also shared that it seemed my goal was to encourage him to have a closer walk with Jesus. We both achieved our goals. He got me in great shape and I took him on a Christians in Commerce men’s retreat weekend with me. We’ve remained close friends ever since.

There’s quite an age gap between Michael and I, but we are as close as brothers. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to iron sharpening iron. Both friends must be open to sharpening.

Accounting of God’s Word

Do I allow myself to be sharpened by my friends? Do they allow themselves to be sharpened by me?

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