Iron on iron? It takes time to hone the message of faith. It takes other believers to smooth out our rough edges and make us better at spreading the message. The Bible likens it to iron sharpening iron. Although separated by distance and perhaps even culture, the spirits of other believers worldwide sharpen us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Think about it. In prayer and faith we are one with the Body of Christ universally. It makes you and I burning altars of worship, replacing the great altar in Jerusalem, now revealed and replaced by Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross.
God’s Word tells us: “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong, that is, that you and I may be mutually encourage…” (Romans 1:8-13).
Every day is a day of worship and an opportunity to sharpen someone else’s faith with the “iron” of our faith. When we do we are no longer confined to pew or pulpit; we are set free to “go along our way and make disciples of every one who believes.” Ministry and worship are this way inextricably bound together.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com