Daily Devotional- The Foundation of Friendship

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Sometimes it may seem easier to get things done when you work alone. But God’s Word is clear that two are better than one. Most of us enjoy spending time with friends. But if you are struggling with something, do you ever hesitate to ask for help? Maybe it is pride that keeps us from wanting to ask for help from a friend. But true friends are gifts from God. When we rely on Him to lead us in our friendships, we often experience the caring relationships we truly desire.

Even the friends God brings into our lives will disappoint and hurt us. However, there is a Friend who will never leave you or forsake you. He is with you always. He laid down His life for you! His friendship can change your life for eternity!

Think of a friend who supports your pursuit of the Lord. In what ways could that friend help you? Think of ways that you could help that friend grow closer to God. Pray that Jesus, a true Friend, whose love is beyond compare, will bring the warmth of His friendship to you and your relationships in a very real and lasting way. Thank God for friends!

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