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Bible Study Verse
Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (NIV)
 
Thoughts
The past two months have found me dabbling in things I normally don’t dabble in because of busyness. I have been cleaning, organizing, culling and repairing household items, outdoor equipment, yard maintenance equipment and building things. Anything I could get my hands on to stay busy. As I work on these items I try to preserve it as good as the day I got it. As I was working in along time and quietness I would reflect on God or think about something that occured with that item.
 
While working, I have found out exactly how important it is to have a sharp knife and to keep it sharp and have the right tools. This verse is telling us that if we wish to be productive and do more of what God has called us to do, it is necessary to associate with people who are more Godly than we are and those who use their days more productively under His direction.
 
Action Point
Just as iron sharpens iron – happy, positive people will inspire you to be more positive and happy; people who are truly serving the Lord will inspire you to be more faithful and subservient. 
 
Try to spend time with people who exhibit those qualities which God may be strengthening in you.
 
Sportsmen’s Tip of the Day
A steel is used to maintain a fine edge, not to produce one. Create the fine edge by pulling the blade at an angle of 10 degrees or less from the cutting edge; whereas when sharpening with a stone the blade is pushed towards the edge. Ask Danny Biddy, he is a pro at knife sharpening.