What Is the Meaning of “Iron Sharpens Iron” in Proverbs 27:17?

There is an interesting and perhaps convicting illustration of both friendship and accountability found in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (NASB). In Old Testament times, one iron blade was used to sharpen another blade until both became more effective tools. This visual aid of a common implement of work or war provides a practical model for many human relationships.

8 Things Paul Encourages Men to Think About

What we’re thinking about defines us. Paul encourages us: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

How to Keep Your Eye on the Mission: 4 Lessons from a Humanitarian

After a war, a ravaged hospital was trying to serve 24,000 without electricity. Anesthesia machines wouldn’t function, and physicians were operating with flashlights in their mouths. How can this and many other ambitious missions succeed? Here are four critical lessons on focus.

How to Stay Out of the Doghouse and in Love with Your Wife

Genesis 2:24 teaches that when a man leaves his parents to marry a wife, they then become one flesh. Thus, since the two souls are joined, what makes one happy will make the union happy. Here are 8 ways to pursue godly peace and love with your wife.

3 Myths and 3 Truths about Fatherhood

Men deeply desire to be good examples to their children. I'm a father, and I've talked about fatherhood with countless other dads. Those conversations and my own experiences have allowed me to peer into these rugged realities of fatherhood.

3 Inspiring Ways Mike Pence Lives His Faith

So, what is it about Mike Pence that sets him apart from the typical politician who claims faith as a badge to be worn during the campaign, but to be disregarded once the votes are cast and the ballots counted? Allow me to share three with you.

Is Porn Considered Adultery?

The Bible teaches that adultery is any lustful, sexual urge, or sexual intercourse with someone other than a spouse provided neither spouse has been previously divorced for any reason other than sexual immorality. Pretty clear proof that porn is adultery. Here's why.

20 Christian Birthday Gifts for Men

Shopping for men can be difficult. They already have tons of ties, clothes, and probably more bottles of cologne than they know what to do with. It can be hard picking out the perfect gift, especially when you are looking for something meaningful.

4 Kinds of Men: Which Kind Are You?

Is there only one kind of man? Are there as many “kinds” of men as there are men? As pertains to character, I’d like to suggest, there are only four.

4 Powerful Reasons Your Church Needs More Men

The prominence and predominance of women in American churches is not a new phenomenon. So, is it a problem? Yes. Here are four powerful reasons why attracting more men can reap major benefits to all.


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