Sunday, 18 March 2018

18 - Fools and Friends

Solomon was certainly someone who encountered many fools in his lifetime. I am sure that he also had a lot of acquaintances, but probably only a few friends. The same may apply to you too - perhaps you know many fools and have few friends. Jesus had the same troubles - many people came to him because they needed something, but there were only a few people whom he called 'friends.' 

May we all be friends of Jesus. Read these words and allow them to guide you through today.

"Unfriendly people care only about themselves;
    they lash out at common sense.

Fools have no interest in understanding;
    they only want to air their own opinions.

Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels;
    they are asking for a beating.
The mouths of fools are their ruin;
    they trap themselves with their lips.

19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city.
    Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
20 Wise words satisfy like a good meal;
    the right words bring satisfaction.

24 There are “friends” who destroy each other,
    but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

Living in Grace

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