Proverbs 27:17 ESV
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Sharpening One Another
No two people are exactly alike, which means that no two friends will have the same way of relating to us. Some we can trust to help us with certain tasks that our other friends ...
Do You Care?
Read Proverbs 27:17. What does it mean for friends to "sharpen" each other as iron sharpens iron? Do any of your friendships sharpen you?
Do You Want the Friends You Need?
Meet Earnest: He speaks with urgency and sincerity. He says the things others wont. You may not want this friend, but hes exactly the one you need.
What If "Iron Sharpening Iron" in the Book of Proverbs Is Actually Something to Avoid?
Dr. Ron Giese argues that despite the popularity of the positive-image interpretation of this verse, all of the evidence actually points in the opposite direction: Just as a hard iron hammer pounds soft iron into something sharp, ready for battle, in the same way a man causes his...
Two Biblical Images of Spiritual Friendship
Michael Haykin briefly summarizes the two key images of spiritual friendship in the Bible: (1) souls being knit together and (2) a face-to-face relationship.
With a Little Help from My Friends
Colossians chapter 4, verses 7 through 18, this is the part of the epistle to the Colossians that nobody bothers to read. They read, basically, through verse 6, and then its all sort of personal dat...
Friends and Proverbs
Companions dont always make good friends. David noticed the difference in Proverbs and in his life.
Would You Be My Friend?
"People with deep and lasting friendships may be introverts, extroverts, young, old, dull, intelligent, homely, good-looking, but the one characteristic they all have in common is openness." Alan Loy McGinnis As of March 2019, wikiHow now has instructions on how to find good fri...