December 31, 2009

A Friend: Proverbs 26-27


















"A REAL FRIEND WILL TELL YOU WHEN YOUR FACE IS DIRTY"- sicilian proverb

The nuggets of truth from Proverbs are so timeless!


Chapter twenty-seven brought to mind all the people I call friends ( love you, Kendra!) and how multidimensional a true friendship must be. Solomon reminded me that a true friend will not hold back the truth, especially if it could save my life. And I must recognize the value in that friend who is unafraid to be truthful to me.

On the other hand I am encouraged to know that, to a hungry soul, something bitter will taste sweet ( Prov. 27:7) This tells me that when there is a hunger for right, that a sometimes tough pill, can be swallowed. My friend will recognize the love in my truth, so there is no fear of losing my friendship.

So As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. ( Prov. 27:17)

Being a friend is more then just cordiality and politeness, it is about realities and righteousness.


I am thankful for the honor of being and having a friend, and how wonderful it is to know that there is no greater love than this; that a man would lay down his life for his friends- our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

2 comments:

Beautiful Mess said...

True friends are priceless!

So thankful that the LORD gives us friends!

StillMe842 said...

Awwww Chantel! TY! How beautiful!