Thanks to Kim for this Bible study. My Dad always taught me to “CHOOSE MY FRIENDS WISELY” because I’d become JUST LIKE THEM! Great wisdom!
“A righteous man is cautious in friendship,…” Proverbs 12: 26a
Having Christian friends (Brothers and Sisters in the Lord) is a vital part of our walk with God! We need to be very careful in the choosing of our friends! The wrong friends can lead us astray! They can be our downfall! The Lord warns us many times in His Word of the importance of those we rely on for encouragement in this life!
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18: 24
There are many different types of people that come in and out of our life!
Not all of them are good for us.
Not all of them have our best interest at heart.
Not all of them are concerned about us at all.
As we grow in the Lord, our friends change! We start to want different things! We don’t live just for this life anymore! Our priorities change and so do our friends!
Prayerfully, as we get older and wiser we will, together with our friends, continue to grow Spiritually as we learn more and more about our Amazing God!
“A friend loves at all time, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17: 17
Carefully chosen Christian friends are the BEST BLESSINGS this world could ever offer! They ARE Jesus’ Hands and Feet in our times of need!!!!
They love us even though we are not perfect!
They put up with us even when it is inconvenient!
They challenge us when we may be leaning in the wrong direction!
Father God, You know that not everyone is good for us! There are many people who lead us in the wrong direction! We pray for Your divine direction as we seek those who seek YOU! What a huge comfort it is…
… to have friends who love You,
… who turn to You for wisdom,
… who seek to behave in a way that shows Your Love,
… who have our best interest at the center of their heart!!
Wow!!!! I know I can feel YOUR LOVE for me through the friends You have placed in my life!
We all Thank You for these special, uplifting, encouraging, loving and giving people!!