Feb 28, 2019
Some of the greatest stories of believers down through time have involved those who really studied God’s Word. These people have gone before us to show us the way. From Charles Spurgeon to a missionary mother in China, daily study of the Word and prayer prepared them to mentor entire generations.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
We also read in Romans 10 that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We have to do it, so that others know how. Remember, there is no substitute for spending time in God’s Word.
In order to properly train an apprentice, you need to obviously be prepared and adept. Anything less leads to weak faith, or no faith at all.
This is what the Great Commission, sharing the Gospel, has always been about. Duplicating disciples. Grounding your own faith in the Bible, then imparting that to others. That is the essence of true iron sharpening iron.
Lord, keep us about your work by daily reminding us to spend time with you in Your Word. Amen.
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