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BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

Friday, October 12, 2018

A TRUE FRIEND

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother
Proverbs 18:24

Social media has redefined the concept of a friend. In the early days of the most prominent social media platform, people accumulated friends by the hundreds. Often those friends were people they barely knew--an acquaintance of an actual friend or a long lost childhood playmate. Yet they were called friends. Participants soon realized what psychologists have said. No one can manage more than a half dozen actual friendships.
True friendships take time, part of which is spent recovering from the disappointments that come with all human relationships. Maybe that's why Solomon wrote that having lots of friends is dangerous but having a friend who sticks closer than a brother is a good thing. Note Friend (singular), not friends. It's rare to find a friend who is there through thick and thin and who will encourage us in our walk with Christ. That is, a friend like Jesus who was a friend to His disciples (John 15:14-15).
First, invest in your friendship with Jesus. Second, if you have a friend like Jesus, invest in that friendship as well. The best way to find such a friend is to be that kind of friend yourself. Jesus takes to heart the sufferings of His friends.

Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families, so He will show you His precious love, compassion and comfort in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you but will walk with you leading you down the paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God Bless you. In Jesus's precious name, Amen
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