“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”
We tend to not like the dissenters around us. They can be a pain or at the least a speed bump. But, they are necessary and we should be sure that we surround ourselves with those who challenge our thinking and push on us to sharpen our thinking and broaden our point of view. If we find that those around us are always agreeing with us, then we run the risk of falling into group think and letting the herd take us someplace that we might later wish we hadn’t gone.
It’s Biblical….iron sharpens iron. We need iron around us to sharpen us. As we go into this weekend, let’s consider that we need to find that person, or people, who will not just let us do what our sinful nature may want to do, but instead become an important and valued voice of dissension and correction for us.
Reference: Proverbs 27:17 (New Living Translation)