Things rejected by wisdom and spirituality: Being a Bad friend

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.(1 Timothy 4:12)
Last time I taught about bad friends and bad company and why it’s important for you to be far from bad company, but before you expect to have good friends you are supposed to be a good friend.
Many people expect a lot from their friends and associates but they themselves don’t want to contribute to other people’s lives. It is devilish for you to expect your friend to be a Jonathan while you’re not a David.
Any sin your friend commits that you know but don’t say anything about, you’re equally a part of. As a good friend and Christian you are supposed to set an example for your friends and lead them in the way of the LORD.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,(Titus 2:7)
Check the things that your friends are learning from you, are they good or bad? Are you bringing them closer to God or are you pushing them further away from him?
We all need to learn from Andrew whom when he found Christ went and brought his brother to him and we also need to learn from Philip who also brought his friend to Christ.

One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.(John 1:41-45)

Ladies and gentlemen what would your friends say if they were asked to mention the things they learned from, what would they point at as the thing which came as a result of you being a friend to them.

As I stated last time that I have written a series on friends and I recommend that you read it, you will learn something that can change your life


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