A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, October 12, 2020.
The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray. Proverbs 12:26
That’s What Friends Are For
Have you ever taken an inventory of your friends? Chances are, you will find that you have all types of friends for all types of reasons. You will see that you have an eating friend. That is the friend that you know is always ready and willing to go out and break bread. You also have a party friend. The friend who knows when, where, and how to have a good time. You probably also have an encouraging friend. This is the friend that no matter how bad the day has been, or how down in the dumps you are, or how bad the idea is, they have a word that will pick you up and encourage you to go for it. You also may have the ride or die, friend. This is the friend that you know has your back no matter what’s going on and is willing to drive the getaway car if necessary. All of these friends are great, but do you have a godly friend?
The godly friend is the tough friend to keep around because they are not good time Charley or pick you up, Patty. You see the godly friend is the one who is willing to give you godly advice and tell you the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it. That friend loves you enough to tell you not only when you are right but also when you are wrong. That friend is the one that wants the best for you, even when you want to do something that is easier but ultimately is not going to do you any good. The godly friend isn’t always the fun one, the good time one, or the one that you want to call, but is the one that you need the most of you are going to live your best life.
Today, take a moment to thank God for the godly friend he sent you. God sent you that friend to keep you honest, keep you out of trouble and keep you moving closer to him. Sure this friend may not support your hair-brained schemes. This friend may not pat you on the head every time you have a breakdown either. This is the friend that will help you put your life back together and be the one that keeps you out of the ditch the next time. They may not be the most fun, but they are the ones you need to make it to the next level in life, and that’s what friends are for.