Godly Friends

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
—Proverbs 27:9

Devotion:

I have been blessed in my life by the counsel of godly friends. Perhaps there is nothing more satisfying in this world than the close companionship of fellow Christians. God did not mean for us to walk the “straight and narrow” by ourselves. Some have been blessed by a faithful and wise spouse. I can attest that this makes life rich and beautiful. It doubles the joy and halves our burdens.

If you are in need of godly friends, pray that God Himself will supply some. He who supplies all our needs will also honor this prayer.

I remember once I gave a sermon, and I wasn’t particularly happy with it. I walked out the door, and the first person I met said, with a smile on her face, “That was magnificent.” Boy, did that lift a load off my back. There are many people who carrying a load that, as a “good-finder” (as opposed to fault-finder), you could uplift. If you do, they will be your friends.

Question to ponder: Who are your most godly friends?