True Friendships

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and to insight, ‘You are my relative’” (Proverbs 7:4).  I can’t emphasise enough how much insight will help in your day-to-day life.

 

If someone’s insightful, they’re a person who looks underneath the surface:  Who looks past the words to see what was meant by them, or looks past the action to find what caused it.  I guess it’s a bit like empathy really – putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes.

 

This verse advises us to keep insight close to us because God knows it’s going to help in our relationships.  When you really know people and understand why they feel how they feel or do the things they do, then you can have true friendships and not just superficial ones.

 

Jesus had a group of twelve who followed Him closer than the rest, and from those, a group of three (Peter, James and John) who were closer still.  They were the ones He wanted praying with Him in His last moments before He was crucified.  What about you?  Do you have some true friends in your life?  Let’s thank God for them today.

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