Helpful Abuse

March 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm (Uncategorized)

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Lately, a verse has been smacking me around.  That verse is a commonly known and rarely followed verse, Proverbs 27:6:

Wounds from a friend can be trusted…

When we think of a friend, we often think about someone who affirms us.  Who encourages us.  Who is nice to us. But we need to surround ourselves with people, at least a few, who we can trust to kick us in the face when we need a good kick in the face.  Friends we are not permanently offended by when they wound the sin and pride in our life. Friends who we trust enough to speak truth into our lives.

Where have you seen this truth especially real in your life?

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