Ecclesiastes 4:10 Godly Friendships

Ecclesiastes 4:10 Godly Friends

“For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.”

Ecclesiastes 4:10

Having friends is a pretty basic need. Without friends, who would you turn to when you need a friend?

And that’s important because if you’re a human being and you have a heartbeat, odds are you will eventually need a shoulder to cry on.

In His Word, God teaches us the importance of having friends, and for believers, the benefit of having Christian friends…

Why is it important to have Christian friends?

You don’t go to the dentist when your car acts up. When there’s a problem with your car, you know where to go for help.

That’s precisely why believers should seek comfort and counsel in friends who are driven by purpose, the kind of people who lead us to Christ.

God warns us about keeping bad company:

“Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.””

1 Corinthians 15:33

Choosing godly friends over evil company is indeed a choice, as believers who seek advice from heathens will surely cause their harvest to spoil.

How can I know my friends are godly?

If our friends make us feel loved and appreciated, if our friends pray with us, share scripture, break bread, sing, dance or play with us, if we feel the presence of Christ in them, then yes, they’re godly friends. 🙂

If our friends cause us to, or lead us to sin, should we cut them off?

Jesus didn’t cut off sinners, like the twelve for example, rather He carefully shaped each one to become the servants they were created to be.

Some of us who walk in His light have friendships that need God’s intervention, as those relationships should be considered a ripe mission field.

So, what are Godly Friendships?

Godly friendships are spiritual 2 way streets. Sometimes you give, other times you take. Sometimes you give for a while, and it seems like the giving will never end.

To find out how to make sense of the uneven give & take ratio in relationships, let’s go back to the scripture we started with.

“For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.”

Ecclesiastes 4:10

And the previous verse added to the mix…

“9Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

God places people in our lives according to His perfect plan. Some are our children, others are co-workers, doctors, spouse, etc. We are called to extend His love, and work toward His glory and His majesty.

Seek godly friendships by placing Christ first in your relationships, and keeping your focus on God and His promise that whoever believes will inherit a place in His Kingdom.

Were you able to glean and grow from this message so God can be further glorified and His Kingdom magnified? If so, I would love to hear from you. Follow this link to get in touch… Let’s pray!

Father God;
We thank you for your presence in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom found through David,
And we ask you Lord to help us find joy in your perfect plan.

Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through your Word, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by the truth as we spread the good news to one and all,
And lead the lost to You.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us,
To bless our lives and fill us with hope.
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done, here on Earth and through the vast Universe,
May our hearts be filled with your everlasting love and grace.
Praises to You God, Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre

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Daniel St.Pierre

Daniel St.Pierre is a husband, a father and a born again child of God. A Canadian immigrant to the United States, Daniel considers himself "blessed to be a blessing" as the ministry he leads continues to reach thousands of souls each month, on a global scale since 2003.

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