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As Iron Sharpens Iron January 14, 2009

Filed under: relationships,Scripture — Amy @ 12:14

20000401_sharpening_tools_page005img001My friends do not always agree with me…and let me know when they disagree.  It makes for interesting conversation and opportunities for growth.   I would be less if my friends kept their opinions to themselves.  Wouldn’t you?  Isn’t it more interesting to be around people who express  different points of view?  

Proverbs 27:17  “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”   

it’s the same way in a marriage relationship.  There are times when wives and husbands are in sharp disagreement.  Husbands need to hear their wives ideas and thoughts.  It seems to me that if we want sharp husbands, we will give them another point of view to consider.  Share with them the benefits of your experiences.  A godly wife who shares godly wisdom is a precious gift from God.   “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”  James 1: 5  Pray, pray, pray for wisdom.

The key to sharing thoughts and ideas without crossing over to nagging is to be able to leave the conversation without winning him over to your way of thinking.  I heard an older Christian woman say “share your thoughts on the matter and then pray that God will haunt him with it.”  (But say nothing more about it)

You are a blessing to your husband!  Proverbs 18:22


4 Responses to “As Iron Sharpens Iron”

  1. courtney Says:

    There is a lot to be said about speaking the truth in love. I think if we “bring our wisdom” to them with our thoughts centered around, “He’s wrong, and I’m going to change him.”, that doesn’t really help anyone. And it is certainly not loving. But, if we pray for the right words, and the right heart to approach our man, everybody wins. You have given God an open door into the situation, given your husband the respect he deserves, and given yourself the joy of doing the right thing.

  2. Amy Says:

    Beautifully said!

  3. Laura Says:

    Very beautifully said!

  4. Amy Says:

    Laura, We sure miss you around here. I love reading your comments. Have a great day!

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