Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Word is the whetstone

We have heard it said, "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another" (Proverbs 27:17).

We have heard it said, "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

The Lord Jesus is the whetstone. It is HE who keeps us sharp. How? He is the Word!

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:17)

"In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance." (Revelation 1:16)

What am I trying to say? Read your bible. It keeps you sharp. If you don't whet your sword, it becomes dull.

"For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’ (Acts 28:27)

Sharpen your mind with the Word so you can turn around and sharpen another person. And we have heard it said, "As iron sharpens iron...".

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