“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
EDGE’s origin and name comes from the notion that Christians are actively, thoughtfully, prayerfully and encouragingly refining themselves and others.
“…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:2
Considering the Great Commision, we are called to help one another grow in their walk with Christ. Such a calling extends outside of discipleship; that is, we are called to help one another grow in all aspects of life – at home, at work and in faith.
“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions… And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”
Luke 2:46 + 52
Learning from others was fundamental to Christ’s time on Earth and is foundational to the spreading of the Gospel after Christ ascended. Today, we have the same opportunity to be teachers to those we guide.
“If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.”
There are many different ways to sharpen the edge of anything. Brute force is one way. Another way is to learn from those who have gone before – those with experience. There is power in imparting wisdom to others.