It is great to have good friends – but there is more to being a friend than just getting along and having a fun time together.
A good and godly friend will help you become a wiser person. Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
A good and godly friend will help you become a better person. Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” We need to choose who we hang out with very carefully because they will influence our life. (Proverbs 12:26)
A good and godly friend will help you when you are having a tough time. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”
Not only does God’s word caution us to choose our friends carefully but it also encourages us to be a good friend in return. Our friends don’t need to be like us in every aspect but if they share our heart for the things of God we have found a good thing indeed.
I am writing 31 days of Heart Conversations to document 31 important truths I want to make sure I pass onto my children. Is today’s topic something you want to talk to your kids about? Do it today! Your words may well be different than mine but these truths will shape our children’s lives forever.
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I am linking this series to 31 Days in October