Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Friendships. 1 Samuel 20:1-42. Sept.16 2020.
“Then Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the nam of the Lord saying, “May the Lord be between you and me and between your descendants and my descendants, forever.” So he arose and departed and Jonathan went into the city. I Samuel 20:42
Do you have friends? How about one close friend? How do you develop these friendships? They usually start because we have something in common with that person. It does take time to deepen that relationship. You may both have interests in sports, classical music, raising children, etc etc, We as believers will have a mutual interest in our faith in Jesus.
Our pasts can be a hindrance in developing these friendships. Especially if we have been hurt in previous relationships. If we have been hurt before we may be less likely to open up with someone else. Sometimes we build relationships in order to get ahead or for our own security. These types of relationships are not usually good and do not last.
Friendships based on the issue of what someone can do for you is not a true friendship. No person can satisfy the longing and needs in your life. Only Jesus can do that. He can meet all of your needs, both spiritual, physical and emotional.
As we build friendships we need to accept the risk of possible pain and/or rejection. However to have a friendship that is anchored by trust and devotion is so worth that risk. God can show you how to be a true friend to someone else. Come along side of others without selfish motives. Love one another as God has loved you.