July 5 – Friends are Friends

186 – Friends are Friends

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Before we get started, this faithbite is co-written by my lovely daughter Cece. And now, onto FaithBites.

Friends. Friends will always stick together. They will never leave each other’s side. Through hard times and good times, they make it through. When they get mad and angry, they shouldn’t fight. They should pray to not get mad at each other.

I get mad at my friend all the time and then we go to separate places. Then we tell a parent what has happened, then we make it through. We say sorry to each other and we start playing again.

Scripture on Friendship
  • When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.- Job 2:11
  • One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.- Proverbs 18:24
Reflection

Friends come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and backgrounds. Friends will be there through thick and thin. As my best friend said (and now this is Sol talking again): Friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies 🙂 Yes, it’s a bit morbid, but it shows who would you trust for those most difficult tasks? Who would you call upon when the world is crashing down and you need a friend? Some of us have that in an earthy form, others of us have it in Jesus Christ. The wonderful thing is, Jesus is here for everybody. The proverbs verse isn’t talking about a human friend but rather Jesus Christ. He is closer than a brother and will be here for us. While our friends may let us down or get us mad, Jesus never does. We ask forgiveness and he grants it.

Charge

First, do you see that Jesus is a friend for all? Second, is how do you show your friendship to Christ? Third, think about ways to be more Christ-like in your friendship.

I see Jesus is here for me and I will be a friend to all with the help of God.

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