FRIENDS

27 04 2018

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Are you showing yourself friendly?  Do you want friends?  Those are two good questions for today.  Let me ask another question:  What kind of friends do you like?

There are negative people and there are positive people.  We are drawn to the kind of people that we are like.  I know I don’t like people who say they are my friend and keep talking me down.  They won’t be my friend much longer if they keep that up.  Complainers and gossips I put in the category of negative people.  Gossips have the need to spread rumors to make them feel good.  They are insecure.   But on the other hand, encouragers are the ones who love the Lord with all their heart.  That just seems to be the trend.  They know they have a future with Him and will encourage others to have that future, too.

Now what does it mean that there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother?  Well, I can tell you, I have 4 brothers.  But, I have friends I would tell anything to.  I trust them with my life.  But my brothers?  Well, let’s just say, sibling rivalry can put a rift in any relationship.  But, my best friend?  Jesus.  I can tell Him anything and He won’t be turned away.  He is always there when I need someone.  He will do anything for me.  But, He also expects me to do my part.  And what is my part?  To obey the Word.

So, let’s make this easy.  To have a friend, be a friend.  Not grudgingly, but lovingly.  Be an encourager to someone today.

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