Wise friends make you wise, but you hurt yourself by going around with fools. (Proverbs 13:20)

What type of friends do you have?

PROVERBS 13 IN ITS ENTIRETY.

Thought of the Week: The Bible teaches us to show ourselves friendly if we want to attract friends. (Proverbs 18:24 NKJV) But in that friendliness we must use wise council to draw those of like spirit. Because by being associated with foolish people you will find yourself oftentimes making bad and wrong decisions that can affect you for the rest of your life. Some decisions we make are easy to get into but oh so hard to get out of. A choice you make in one day can sometimes take a lifetime to get out of. And we must also remember again Proverbs reminds us that The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly. And here foolishness or folly refers to someone who lacks the proper fear or respect for God. (Proverbs 14:24 NKJV) He or she is therefore prone to go in the wrong direction in life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that You have not called me Your servant, but rather Your friend. Thank You that Jesus modeled intimate friendship with His disciples, especially John, Peter, and James.

Lord, I am asking You to deepen my friendships. My season of life has changed, and I need an upgrade where my friends are concerned. I appreciate the friends I have had through the years, but I am longing for a godly friend who will walk with me towards the life to which Jesus has called us.

Would you please lead me to a new friend? One who fits all the criteria David outlines in Psalm 101; one who seeks Your ways? Make me worthy of one such friend by being that very kind of person myself.

Keep me from negative talk about people, from dishonest speech, from pride and perversion. Forgive me for these vices, and make me like You, walking in integrity day by day. Grant me favor and make me a magnet for godly people so that I can grow my circle of friendship to one that gives You glory and much joy. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

*Prayer from beliefnet.com.

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace! 

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