Friday, 19th August 2016: Every body must offer something in friendship!

 

Scripture Reading: John 15:12-13
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Reflection: Making friends in life cannot be avoided. It is important to have and love friends. Friendship is a default social agenda that engenders support for each other. Sadly, most people become opportunists in their friendship making. They offer nothing but rather seek to be offered something by their friends. This points to a selfish ambition and It is not true love. True love as Jesus points his disciples to is ‘ when a man lays down his life for his friends’. This points to a selfless ambition. Jesus calls it greater love. In friendship we are mindful of what we want to offer rather than what we will get. You have something positive to offer your friends. Seek to make these provisions available to them so that they will see the glory of God and get to walk in his will. Remember, Jesus loved us not for any selfish gain. His love led him to die for us in order that we might obtain eternal life. Seek to make a sacrifice for a friend today.

Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to love people not for selfish ambitions but to offer them what will make God a reality in their lives.

Confession: I make friends not because I want something from them but because I seek to offer them what will make God a reality in their lives.

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