“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
As a child, I never understood what a big metal stick had to do with sharpening knives. I just knew that occasionally my mom would pull it from its spot in the pantry and start sharpening. To me it looked like more of a one-person sword-fighting competition than sharpening! I couldn’t understand how a bunch of scraping noises would equal a knife that peeled my apples better!
There’s nothing special about a sharpening steel that magically sharpens knives. It’s simply the fact that it is sturdy and strong—and that its surface rubs together with the knife you’re working on.
Our new Sunday night Bible groups are a lot like that knife steel: they’re not very fancy, they’re just strong with a biblical foundation and potent because they give us a chance to interact with God’s message and each other.
We believe that any person can approach the Bible, study it honestly and sincerely, and find what God wants him to know. Didn’t Jesus say “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”? (John 8:28). Starting next Sunday night, we’re acting on that belief. We’ll join together for half hour of study and while doing so, we will interact with and sharpen each other, just as God described in Proverbs.
This is new for us—it’s a special chance to sharpen and be sharpened. Our prayer is that we’ll be encouraged and well fed from God’s word before we conclude all together with a brief worship service and observance of the Lord’s Supper.
If you want to kick-start your Bible study, and you want to refill your tanks—join us next Sunday night ready to sharpen away! I’m looking forward to learning together!