👭 I Need You 👬
Recently I read that verse in Ecclesiastes that speaks about a dull AXE:
“When the Axe is dull, more strength is required…” Eccles 10:10
As I pondered in my mind, the Holy spirit gave me a simpler analogy: Blunt knives and afang leaves.
The most patient person would find it very it very annoying, cutting afang leaves with a blunt knife. It takes forever and the leaves don’t slice quite well.
But what makes a knife go blunt? Is it lack of use? old age?
Or does a knife require sharpening every now and then, just by design?
I think so.
As Christians, are we also at risk of going blunt/ dull? How do we stay sharp?
It’s interesting the book of Proverbs speaks of iron sharpening Iron
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Again, in Hebrews, we are encouraged not to forsake the gathering of the Brethren…
“We should not stop gathering together with other believers…” Hebrews 10:25
The truth is we need each other more than we know; we need each other to stay sharp.
Do you know what happens to blunt knives? Nobody wants to use them, and they are the last choice.
And at the end of the day, the responsibility is both ways: have you sharpened anyone today? Do you need sharpening too?
Maybe this is a needy post, but I just don’t want to be blunt. I need you, too.
Written By Arese Eguae.