Thursday, February 10, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022
1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

It’s been said that you are who you spend time with, and this hasn’t changed since the beginning. Each of us can be influenced by the people we value, for better or for worse. Jesus encouraged us to associate with the lowly and be good to sinners, but our friends should be chosen wisely. Our company shouldn’t come at the cost of what’s right.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

The impact that one person can have on our character and our lives is tremendous. While some people along the line may have torn us down, there’s great potential for a trusted friend to build you up. Like iron sharpening iron, we should always be sharpening one another, keeping each other accountable, responsible, and encouraged.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

The Bible encourages us to choose friends who won’t just walk with us, but who will help us live our best lives for Christ. The words of a wise friend might not always be easy to hear, but they’re grounded in truth and in love.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022
Ephesians 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

Good friends can be incredibly valuable and can help us get back on our feet when we fall short. We see best friends like David and Jonathan helping each other all throughout the Bible; even Jesus was visited by angels during his time alone in the wilderness. Two are better than one, and God’s Word encourages us not to face life alone.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022
2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

In the Apostle Paul’s final message to the church of Corinth, he urges them to live in peace with one another as one mind and body. He reminds them that the God of love and peace will always be with them; a reminder that we need even today. With God among us and Christ in our hearts, a life of peace and unity with one another should come naturally.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022
James 3:17-18

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Imagine if everyone had the wisdom that comes from heaven. The world would be a better place if everyone was peace-loving, considerate, and full of mercy. As Christ’s representatives here on earth, we should be doing everything we can to create that ideal world by being the peacemakers He called us to be.