Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens a friend’s character. – Proverbs 27:17 (ISV)
Friendships are an awesome part of life. There’s nothing better than laughing with a good friend and having those really deep conversations with them. The friendships you have can be a source of fun and joy. However, friendships can be a lot more than just staying up late talking or laughing until you cry.
Friendships can challenge you. They can help shape your character and make you better. Today’s Bible verse talks about how a friend can sharpen another friend’s character. That’s what a great friendship can do, it can sharpen your character.
In school, I had a friend who challenged me daily in my walk with God. This friend pushed me to read more of the Bible and her character helped inspire me to work on weak areas in my own life. Friendships like these shouldn’t be taken for granted. These friendships have been placed in your life for your enjoyment and to challenge you to become the person God has called you to be.