“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful” Proverbs 27:6
One of the hardest things in life can be telling someone the truth. We ask ourselves, what if they become angry? What if they choose not to be my friend anymore? What if they say I should mind my own business? Several of these questions enter our minds when there’s a need to confront someone we care about. It’s not an easy task at all and can fill many of us with anxiety.
The Bible tells us, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” A real friend will tell you when your breath stinks, when you have something in your nose, when you are headed down a wrong path, when your dress looks too tight, or when you have lipstick on your teeth. They will caution you when you’re about to marry the wrong guy, when you’re gaining too much weight, and when you need to simply slow down and enjoy your life. They are our mirrors. Some people don’t have any close friendships because they are afraid of the truth. However, the beautiful thing about friendships is not only do they reveal areas we need to improve in, but also areas we are incredibly strong in. Like a mirror, a real friend doesn’t lie.
It’s a blessing when you have a friend that knows you so well, and knows how to be truthful, gentle and encouraging. If you have a friend like this, treasure them and never take them for granted.
Challenge: Examine your heart to see if you’ve been truthful with the friends in your life. Ask the Lord how and when He wants you to say what He’s placed on your heart to say. Speak it in love and leave the rest to the Lord.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for the friends you have strategically placed in my life. I’m so grateful for them. Help me operate in your wisdom and grace. Help me not to be condemning or judgemental, but loving and gentle when it comes time to speak into their life. Just as you’re helping me, help those in my life to be all that you created them to be. I love them Lord, but you love them more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
16 thoughts on “A friend is a mirror.”
Thank you so much for this powerful word. Right on time
Continue to bless us with what God blesses you with. Good food. Again thank you:-)
I really loved that in Jesus name amen
I think this is beautiful
I was just told Th truth yesterday and it was hard to hear, I cried; however now I know that this is an area I must work on-so great full!
Thank you God for true friends
In Jesus Name Amen.
I thank YOU FATHER God for my friends. Help me to be that kind of friend. In JESUS name AMEN !!❤
This hit me really hard. I haven’t been a true friend according to this. I want to apologize to everyone that I haven’t been honest with. Lord help me with this area of my life.
The devil has NO real power over us as believer’s; however the devil operates in trickery, right? And, he is waiting on a opportune time to cause strife & confusion, right? So, let’s remember to stay prayed up, guard our hearts! And, pray for one another instead of working for the DEVIL…and whenever he has you behaving like the old self, rememeber sis WE have Authority!
Catrina your words have touched my heart in so many ways at this moment. Thank you for your obedient spirit!!
Amen I decree and declare it
Thank you Lord and I pray that you would put true friends in my life.
Thank You Father for real friends whom you can trust and rely on. This is a blessing straight from heaven. Bless our friends and make us worthy of them. In Jesus name. Amen
Yes and Amen help me not to be judgmental but to speak all things in love . We are not responsible for their reaction after we have approached them in love.
Thank you Father for having true friendship in my life! It’s like having a piece of God with you, always there when you need them. I hope my friends see me as their mirror, not being judgmental but speaking all things in love.
I pray the Lord bless me with friendships. Help me to be open to them when they speak the truth in love and help give me the boldness to speak the truth in love. Keep the enemy out from our friendship Lord I oray.
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