FRIENDS 

Friendship 

John 15:13, 15

13. Greater love has no one than this that you lay your life down for your friends. 

15. Jesus said, “I call you friends”.

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times. 

Proverbs 18:24 

A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a  brother. 

0. Friends do not attack, fight and destroy one another. 

0. Friends protect, defend and die for one another if necessary. 

0. Friends make sacrifices for each other. 

0. God is your friend and you are a friend of God.

0. A friend’s love is consistent and forever. 

0. A friend is friendly, showing love, loyalty, care, concern, goodwill, benevolence, and more. 

0. A friends are always close, dear and precious to each others heart…

+++Great friendships in the Bible:

•God and Abraham

•Jesus and the Church

•David and Jonathan 

•and Ruth and Naomi

+++In all the various types of relationships that we have, we can always have a friendship in the midst of them all. 

+++Some people have relationships but have no friendships. 

+++Everyone cannot be your friend but you can be a friend to everyone. 

+++Everyone was not a friend to Jesus, but Jesus was a friend to everyone. He was a friend to His enemies and even those who betrayed Him.

+++Jesus had many friends and He showed Himself friendly. May the Lord continue to keep us His friend and use us to demonstrate to others what it is to be a True and Godly friend. 

•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him. 

•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

BLESSED  TO  BE  A  BLESSING  

​HAVEN’T  YOU  HEARD  

The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.{Proverbs 10:22 }. HE TOLD  ABRAHAM  :

I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”{Genesis 12:2‭-‬3}

 REMEMBER ,WHO GOD  BLESS , NO ONE  CAN CURSE

“How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how shall I denounce whom the Lord has not denounced?(Numbers 23:8)

“God  is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a  command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.(Numbers 23:19‭-‬20)

And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”(Numbers 22:12)

GOD BLESS THROUGH  OBEDIENCE  

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be  in the country. “Blessed shall  be  the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall  be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. “The Lord  will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord , and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.  So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.[Deuteronomy 28:1‭-‬14]

LISTEN,GOD SAYS,

“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver. I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, That I may fill their treasuries”(Proverbs 8:17‭-‬21).