If you can’t find me,
Find my friend.
Today’s Scripture: Psalm 1:1-3; Proverbs 13:20
Whenever I read this opening chapter of the book of Psalms, I am awed at how much importance association has in each of our lives. It is so important that the Bible ties the blessings of a man to it. In Psalm 1, the Bible says that blessed is the man who does not walk with the ungodly or follow their advice. The man is blessed who does not stand with mockers to jeer and spit at others. Rather, this man is so delighted about God’s Word and constantly, this man chooses to meditate on the instruction from God’s Word.
This kind of man, the Bible says, would be like a well-planted tree – one planted by a riverbank. Do you understand what that means? This tree always has access to water, so there would be no need for the tree to wither. Rather, it would bring forth fruit in every season – rainy season or harmattan season, winter, summer, spring, or autumn. Just like this tree that prospers at every point in time, the man who associates himself with the right set of people will prosper without doubt.
Who are your friends? Who are your acquaintances? Are they mockers? Are they bullies? Are they thieves? Are your current relationships robbing you of God’s blessings? Or are you the ‘friend’ who others are trying to dissociate from? Then you need to make a change. Not later, not tomorrow, but today.
Proverbs 13:20 says, “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble”.
Action Point: Sit down and examine all your relationships today. Are you on the right track? Examine yourself too. Are you being a godly friend? If no, sincerely repent and resolve to change for the better.