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Wounds of a Friend
Read Proverbs 27:1-6
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
As a monthly ritual, my wife and I take a walk down our long, woody lane. Because it is off the road, it sometimes collects others unwanted trash. We will take a few empty bags with us and collect these items to help keep our lane litter free. As we came back down the lane, we noticed trash that we both had missed. I thought I had done a good job in getting all the garbage out of the lane, but there was trash that my wife saw that I did not. There was trash that I saw coming back down the lane that I now saw from a different perspective.
This reminded me of our verse. As we go through our daily lives, we pick up things that we did not necessarily put there. Sometimes it is an attitude, or a bad habit, or a wrong reaction to the way God is moving in our lives. Who is that person or friend that can give you a helpful look at things in your life and let you know the things that may be displeasing the Lord?
It would be good to develop a counsel of people who could come to you and let you know that there is an area they see that you may have overlooked, and no matter how hurtful, steer you back in line with your God. Have you ever walked around with something on your face - a stain on your clothes, or hair out of place and that friend said "I see something there, let me help you with that?" Let's not only cultivate that kind of friend, but be that friend.
Kurt Copeland, Youth Pastor
Franklin Road Baptist Church
David Hansen, Pastor
Immanuel Baptist Church
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