“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
Today’s Morsel: True friendship is seen when others are willing to help each other. Solomon shows us how true friendship should work. He said if one falls, the other can help him up. If they lay together when it’s cold, they can warm each other; and if one is being overcome by another, the other can help him withstand. Solomon also tells us that we need to make sure our friends. Just because someone calls you friend, that doesn’t mean that they are a true friend. Jesus said that a friend loveth at all times. They are not fair-weather friends. Some people will call you a friend until you disagree with them and then they are not your friend. Isn’t part of friendship being able to disagree? Always remember, friendship is not one-sided, and one may always have more than one friend. Even if that friend may be a friend to someone you do not like. A true friend is always there for you and with you.
Sing: What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer. O’ what peace we often forfeit, O’ what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer.
Thought For Today: “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17).