Posted on May 6, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call
You may have many friends but only a few intimate ones. A friend is someone who you may go to the mall with or just hang out at the deli to share lunch. Whatever the case may be you want to share your life with them. Sometimes it may be a telephone call to ask “how are you”, or it may be to just be there with them while going through a crisis in their lives.
In 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 we read, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (ESV).
Real friendships don’t just happen, and they aren’t maintenance-free. Ask yourself and your friend questions like these:
“How would you describe our friendship?”
“What is God doing in each of us, separately and together?”
“How can we help each other become all God wants us to be?”
Seeking another person’s highest good: that’s being a true friend.
The best friend we can ever have is the One who paid the penalty for our sins on the Cross of Calvary, Jesus the One and Only. He is always with us!
Written by Pat Spies: Pat Spies is a servant of the Lord, and a friend of Keswick.
Think About This: “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”―
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” –Matthew 5:43-44
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