One person sharpens another

Friend, we need each other! – part II Cats snuggling

3.)  Why I need others in my life. When I steer off the beaten trail, my friend pulls me aside and feels comfortable enough to address the issue. Our children are not the only ones in need of good companions. Even as an adult, I benefit from hanging out with people who may, on occasion, need to steer me in the right direction. They gently remind me of a past commitment or an applicable Bible verse. When I fret and worry about a botched relationship, my friend lovingly reminded me to give it back to God. God knows the beginning and the end. He knows and feels my heartache and is in control of the seemingly tragic situation.

4.) Reflection.  We need each other. God uses key characters in our life to affirm, remind, and sometimes to discipline us. It’s for our own good.

Dear God, is there someone in my life that you’ve placed whom I need to befriend? Someone I can be accountable to and for? Show me how to be a good friend to this person in a way that pleases you. Thank you. Amen.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)

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