The Strength of Iron


I recently visited Ironbridge a pleasant village in Shropshire on the bank of the River Severn. As its name suggests there you will find the Iron Bridge, a 100-foot cast iron bridge built in 1779. Abraham Darby III built the bridge –originally designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. Darby’s iron smelting methods allowed less expensive smelting of iron and was part of the ‘industrial revolution’ developing in that time, as the strength of iron contributed to the Industrial Revolution.

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

We are not alone as believers, being in fellowship with others you yourself will be refined and they will be sharpened by you. It suggests a mutually beneficial relationship bringing strength to both.

By SC.