Build a Connection
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24
How does God define true friendship? It starts with a connection between two people. It is a relationship with several layers: trust, respect, faith, love, and communication.
It’s Not All About You
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Yes, God is a Jealous God. And at times, our actions may reflect selfish attitudes. But in friendship, we are expected to encourage and give of each other. A true friend desires the best for us and our relationship with God.
Our own individual talents and gifts are used by God in unique ways. And as a friend, we should celebrate and appreciate those that are a part of the progression of God’s influence and love in the world.
“Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.” – Proverbs 27:10
Our relationship with God takes obedience, daily prayer, and commitment. Precious time is dedicated to growing in faith and sharing our life with God. The same goes for our friendships.
In order for our trust and faith to grow in the people we consider friends, we must invest our time to get to know them.
Discern the Real from the Fake
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” – Proverbs 13:20
Not all friendships are the same. God teaches us to be careful with the people around us and their influence.
Who we associate ourselves with can lead us down wrong paths, turning us away from God. On the other hand, we can have friends that care and share in our love for the Almighty.
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