“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Are you allowing yourself to be sharpened, or do you try to preserve your shape when the sharpening stone is pulled out? Sharpening has nothing to do with staying as you are or even adding to your character – it is a process of taking away! It is a process of inspecting the edges you’ve created – running your fingers along them – and realizing they are dull. It’s going into the process waiting to be stripped away.
Swords are never sharpened by adding to the blade – we are not sharpened by avoiding the fight! Sometimes, it is only in the fight where we can see our frailties and insecurities fall away to reveal the weapon Christ has made us to be.
Polishing a sword does no good unless the dullness of the blade has been stripped away. Have you allowed that to happen yet?
Here’s page 2 of my last post, which can be read here. Just a little reminder of what exactly His love looks like in my humble opinion. I’m definitely not a theologian, but as a man growing more obsessed with Christ’s character as I grow older, these are the observations I’ve made. I think I left out most of the obvious things we think of when we think of LOVE in order to address the character of LOVE which we (certainly I) often run away from, or completely ignore. Correct me if you see fit. I promise I can take it.
The next page of my last post, LOVE AS I HAVE
It’s funny how God knows exactly where your heart is sometimes, and knows exactly what’s frustrating you at the current moment, and speaks directly to it simply, clearly, and without hesitation. Tonight was one of those times. The church needs to realize this simple message, and let it sink into the fabric of their being.