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Wisdom From Heaven For Life On Earth

#4 - FRIENDSHIP - HOW OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED FOR GLORY OR RUIN

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Various Passages

#4 in the series "WISDOM FROM HEAVEN FOR LIFE ON EARTH"

It is natural that we would move from our studies of wisdom and foolishness into study on the nature and value of friendship. That's because, especially in the book of Proverbs, but throughout the Scriptures in general, wisdom and foolishness doesn't come from libraries and universities. They come from the established relationships of life. 



Proverbs 13:20 - Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.


In other words, you will be more shaped by family and friends than by all the books and sermons in the world. This is a matter that has such power to shape destiny that the New Testament won't let the idea rest: 1 Corinthians 15:33 - "Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals."  Take note of the nearness of your friends when you aren't in the finest of season of life. You will discover who your friends really are. Fair-weather friends receive nothing but scorn and rebuke in Proverbs. The whole Word of God judges the common mentality of establishing friendships on the basis of wealth and social status. Such friendships are worthless and have nothing of permanence or beauty in them. True friendship reveals itself most when hard times come.


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