Iron Sharpens Iron: A Principle of Accountability

“Iron sharpening iron” requires a level of accountability – or a personal inclination to allow significant others look close enough into our lives so that they can see the specific weaknesses or problem areas.

Accountability is not just simply asking another believer what Bible verse they read this morning in their devotional time. That’s too easy; and it almost assumes the recipient of the question would be dishonest in an attempt to take the pressure off the examination. Exchanges like this often are seen as trite and superficial. Genuine accountability demands that the person receiving the counsel or advice is willing to allow the friends to look for the vulnerabilities in their lives, to accept what they point out, and then do something to fix it when they hear it.

Iron sharpening iron is the principal New Beginnings In Christ was built on.

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