From our Youth Pastor Brett Clayton
In Proverbs 27:17 the Bible says, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
The Word Sharpeneth means to be sharp or (figuratively) severe: – be fierce, sharpen.
I remember when I first started going to Church Faithfully back in December of 2004. I had joined The Sonrise Baptist Church the last service of 2004. I wanted to start the Year off like many in the House of God. One of the first verses I heard Bro. Leonard Sampson (The Head Deacon of Our Church) say was this very verse that I write about today, “Iron Sharpeneth Iron.” I remember Bro Leonard saying, “You are like the people you surround yourself with.” That is such a powerful statement. Very simple, yet profound. The Bible says,
Act 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them…
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