Fools and Friends
The godly man or woman knows the difference between fools and friends. Psalm 1 tells us that the blessed man does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly but delights in the law of God. When we delight in God’s word, we have less time and motivation to seek the viewpoints of the wicked. We gain wisdom to find and keep truly worthwhile friends. I hope that this summer you are delighting in the Bible more than any other book.
Here are our weekend readings along with verses on which I chose to focus:
Saturday, July 16 Proverbs 13-15 Handling Fools
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7 ESV
Sunday, July 17 Proverbs 16-18 Friendship that Sticks
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 ESV
May you be blessed and delighted as you grow in Jesus Christ, deepening good friendships and avoiding fools. See you again Monday.
For more on these passages see Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days available on Amazon in either Kindle ($4.99) or print format ($12.99).
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