Bible Ballistics: “BBs”  #17

Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

The scripture is full of advise about friendship, here we’re reminded that being a friend produces friends.  Sometimes we are blessed with those friends that become closer than family.  Oh, how blessed we are to have even one such friend.  Thank God and treasure them!!!

What does a friend look like?  How do they behave?

Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” 

Does this describe me? You?  Are we that friend that loves all” the time?  Or are we a “fair-weather friend”?  Real friends care even when we don’t deserve it.  A brother (not just kin) in adversity is a priceless jewel.

Ecc 4:10 says, “For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”

Are we being a reflection of God’s grace and love to those He grants us the privilege to walk with? 

Jesus told His disciples just before His death,

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15. 

When we belong to Jesus we have the best friend of all.  Are you walking with this friend?  Are you being a friend like Him?  A friend shares, cares and stays!!!

So? Here’s our shot for the day—!!!  Want a friend? Then be a friend.

So? Look up. Imitate your best friend, Jesus!