Tuesday, July 23
The importance of having Christian friends hit me as I took in and considered Paul's words about Timothy and Epaphroditus in Philippians 2:19-30. I've said it thousands of times before, and here I go again—we weren't meant to do life alone! We need other people to help us navigate and weather all the twists and turns, the ups and downs, the expected and surprise experiences that we are going to encounter. Having a godly support system, as well as being a support for someone else, is without a doubt a must. Solomon knew this and said it well in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12:
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
How have Christian friends been a help to you? What are you doing to be a support to your brothers and sisters in Christ? Who is one person you can encourage and walk alongside this week? Tami
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