Let Us Reason

Come let us reason togetherIsa 1:18
As iron sharpens iron
Pro 27:17
Let us stir up{stimulate} one another
Heb 10:24
Speaking the truth in love!
Eph 4:15

Take heed{pay close attention} to yourself{sin} and to the doctrine{teaching}. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. –1Tim 4:16

Word Study
From NetBible Isa 1:18

  • Come let us reason[03198]= to prove, decide, judge, rebuke, reprove, correct, be right

From NetBible Pro 27:17

  • * “sharpens the face of his friend.” The use of the word “face” (cf. KJV, ASV “countenance”) would here emphasize that it is the personality or character that is being sharpened. Constructive criticism sharpens character. Use of the wits in interaction that makes two people sharp as a razor (W. McKane, Proverbs [OTL], 615); another example, from the Talmud, is that of two students sharpening each other in the study of the Torah (b. Ta’anit 7a).

From NetBible Eph 4:14-15
We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head — Christ —

  • * The Greek says: “by the trickery of men, by craftiness with the scheme of deceit.” The point is that the author is concerned about Christians growing into maturity. He is fearful that certain kinds of very cunning people, who are skilled at deceitful scheming, should come in and teach false doctrines which would in turn stunt the growth of the believers.



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