Proverbs 27:17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We must always stay sharp. For this to happen, strong and positive relationships are a necessity. It requires building a community of like-minded individuals who genuinely care about each other and want the best for each other. Way too many men are not in any kind of group that has as it’s purpose to “sharpen one another”. The reason is that they don’t think they need to be part of such a group. They might think that it would probably help them a little bit.but it isn’t worth the time it would take. God created us so that we won’t come close to being what we could be or accomplish what we could accomplish without help from others. He made us, wired us, saved us, and put the Holy Spirit in us, not so that we could declare independence from others, but so that we would have power to help others. We give and receive grace from each other but only in an environment of love, forgiveness, acceptance, and gentleness.