Moses said to Joshua, ‘Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff (rod) of God in my hands.’
- Wherever we go and whatever we do, we must make sure that the Lord is with us. - We must not do things in our own strength or in our own wisdom. - The ‘rod of God’ was a symbol that the Lord was with them. - Now, as you face the day, take hold of His hand, and He will give you the victory.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that You are with me. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, because You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:19
‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’
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What Would The Characteristics Of An Ideal Friend Be?
December 23, 2019
WHAT WOULD THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL FRIEND BE?
Have you ever thought about this? Here are some ideals:
1. An ideal friend would be consistent and constant. 2. An ideal friend would always be available. 3. An ideal friend would always understand. 4. An ideal friend would always help. 5. An ideal friend would be able to carry your burden for you. 6. An ideal friend would always have the best advice. 7. An ideal friend would never let us down.
Proverbs 17:17 A true friend is always loyal.
It is quite something to consider these aspects.
HUMAN FRIENDSHIP IS FRAGILE
Humans are unable to deliver the kind of friendship we would call ideal. People will always let us down. Even the best and the longest standing friend will fail us and not live up to our expectations from time to time. The writer of the book of Psalms experienced this:
Psalm 41:9 Even my best friend has turned against me—a man I completely trusted; how often we ate together.
This is what makes human friendship such a delicate balance. Yet, each one of us is looking for someone we can completely trust, someone to whom we can entrust ourselves. There is Someone who wants to be our friend. Someone who can be trusted totally and completely.
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