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“A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26
DO YOUR FRIENDS PULL YOU FROM FROM YOUR DESTINY? JOHN 5:1-13 (Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man)
DO YOUR FRIENDS PULL YOU TOWARD YOUR DESTINY? MARK 2:1-12 (Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man)
5 THINGS THAT YOU NEED FROM YOUR FRIENDS
1. FULL OF WISDOM FROM GOD.
“BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes],
“He who walks with the wise will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20
2. FULL OF PASSION FOR GOD.
“...nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk,...”
“Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." 1 Cor. 15:33
3. FULL OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOU.
“...nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. 2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.” Psalm 1:1-2
“Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.” Philemon 1:7
4. FULL OF LOYALTY FOR YOU.
“Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.” Proverbs 18:24 (MSG)
5. FULL OF LOVE FOR YOU.
“A friend loves at all times...” Proverbs 17:17
“This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends.” John 15:13 (MSG)