Have you ever tried to use a dull knife? I do a fair amount of cooking in our home and when I have to cut some vegetables I like a sharp knife. A dull blade makes for harder work. It is inefficient. The minute I sense my blade has dulled, I grab the knife sharpener and put it to work. Quickly, it becomes sharp once again.
Men are like that. We, over time, become dull. (Ladies, no jokes please!) Yet it is true. We can easily lose our cutting edge. King Solomon wrote that one way to cure this is to hang out with other men. Here’s his words, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)
It can be a lonely world. We are more connected then ever; we very literally have the world at our fingertips, and yet we are not connected with other people. Nobody knows us — really knows us.
Truth be told, men, we need each other. Let’s do it. No big agenda. Let’s just get together and hang out and talk about the things of the Lord this coming Monday night, December 5, at 7:30pm at 3330 South Millway, #57, in Mississauga. (Click here for directions.)
See you there!