What a Friend

Read Proverbs 17:1 through 20:30


Misty felt herself slipping toward depression again. Her hints of need had either gone unnoticed or ignored by her busy husband. Desperate, Misty called her pastor’s wife. Julie listened, then said, “I’m going to the children’s Bible quiz today. Why don’t you come along?” Misty agreed rather than host a pity party.


The Christian fellowship at the event encouraged Misty. Listening to the eager students of the Bible made her want to study the Bible herself. Misty thanked God for Julie, who helped her in her time of need and pointed her to the greatest friend of all.


A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity (Proverbs 17:17).


Human friendship can be a great blessing in daily life, but there is One who will never leave nor forsake His friends. Jesus, the “friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24), remains constantly with those who follow Him.


You can talk to Him about everything and seek His advice any time.


Prayer Suggestion:

Ask God to help you be an authentic friend to others.

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