Friday, May 26, 2017

Proverbs For Living - 18


Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) - "A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

In one commentary I read the following:

The acquisition of friends is dependent upon the ability to demonstrate friendliness toward others. He who is a friend himself will always meet others eager to reciprocate his kindness and interest. Friends, however, will often desert or fail you in the time of need. This reality should not lead to pessimism for there are true friends whose commitments will never waver. The true friend is rare and his devotion even surpasses that of a brother by birth." (Liberty Bible Commentary)

As Christians we understand that the second part of this verse is a reference to Jesus Christ, for Jesus truly is a friend who will never desert us, betray us, or cause deep hurt.

Today, muse over the fact that friendliness is contagious and this is one germ that we should be seeking to spread. Actively look today for someone who you can infect with the "friend germ."

Prayer: Most Glorious Spirit of Devotion and Love, infect me to be a friend that others can see You in me. Help me have open eyes to infect others with this germ of love and friendship. May I be used by You today to introduce someone to You. Amen. 





 

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