Monday, February 18, 2013

Proverbs Chapter 18

Yesterday was Friendship Sunday at our church. There are a handful of verses in Proverbs that deal with friends and friendship. One of those is in chapter 18:

A man of many companions may come to ruin
  but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

This verse reminds me of something Violet taught our kids when they were young:  "Make sure you know the difference between 'playmates' and 'friends.'

Friends are not the same as 'companions' or 'playmates.'  Friends are people you can trust, people who will 'have your back,' people who will lead you closer to God.

Take a moment to thank God for those friends - especially the One you have in Jesus.
Pastor David

1 comment:

  1. Vs. 21: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits."

    There are many literal examples of life and death being decided and granted by the tongue in the Bible.

    This verse can also be interpreted in another sense, that being that our temporal and eternal life and the quality or lack therof, can depend on the words that come from our hearts and are spoken by our mouths.

    Our tongues can bring blessings or curses down upon our heads.