Daily Devotion

Daily Devotion

Loyalty and Friendship

The friends you choose to be closest to you will make all the difference in your life and can actually change the way you think and act. If you choose friends that believe in things you don’t believe in, or have different morals and values, their influence is bound to rub off on you. That’s why it’s so important that you choose friends who are followers of Christ, who will lift you up, not bring you down. The Bible says in Proverbs 13:20, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” There will be many people in your life who you know as acquaintances, or casual friends, but those that you choose as your “closest friends” should be those whom you can trust. Loyalty and friendship go hand in hand! It is impossible to have a close friendship with someone who is gossiping behind your back or betraying your confidences. One of the biggest reasons that friendships come to an end - is “jealousy.” When you truly love someone, you are happy for their accomplishments - not jealous! There simply is no room for jealousy in any friendship! True “forever friendships” are based on mutual respect, love, loyalty, and trust! So it is with our “Best Friend,” Jesus! You will never find another friend who is more loyal, trustworthy, and loving! And God wants us to love Him in the same way! He requires our 100% commitment and loyalty! Choose your friends wisely and make Jesus your Best Friend! Text: Proverbs 18:24, John 15:13, Proverbs 17:17, Romans 12:10