We All Need Friends
Solomon shared a piece of wisdom with us when he wrote, “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT)” Oftentimes, we hear this verse used in relation to marriage. However, the context of this verse references a man who works hard with no one to share his earnings with. It talks about the importance of having someone to experience and enjoy life with. Friends can, and should, be that support!
So, we pray as you read each day of this devotion your appreciation and value of friendship and community heightens. We pray that you are able to accept the wisdom and support of those who love you. We ask that God strengthens your ability to see as He sees, allowing you to appreciate the benefits of healthy and God-given relationships. We believe, the Spirit of God will allow you to nurture the good friendships you have, and trust the Holy Spirit will help with the ones that are tough. We believe, God will use this devotion to strengthen your community, and remind you that you are not meant to do life alone.
Written by Shammrie and Imani Brown