Proverbs 27:5-17…As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
King Solomon knew that life in a community could be difficult, a theme he addressed in the book of Proverbs. In chapter 27, we see his wisdom applied to relationships. He likens the sharp words between friends as iron sharpening iron: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (V. 17), shaving off the rough edges in each other’s behavior.
Proverbs 27:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
The process may bring about wounds, (V. 6), but ultimately the Lord can use these wounds to help and encourage us to make needed changes in our attitude and behavior.
The Lord allows our rough edges to be smoothed over through the sandpaper of life. AMEN