Lunch Bite January 18, 2021

24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)

Biblical friendship is defined much different in scripture and goes against much of everyday living.  In Social media the goal seems to be to have the most friends.  In work a goal is to build a network of contacts.  And it is often said that it is not what you know but who you know.  In each of these scenarios it is about being noticed, being known, and to create envy or sympathy from others toward self. 

Social media in this culture is toxic and expensive emotionally and spiritually.  The principle from Proverbs is that we should not be willing to spend ourselves in many friendships that are not true friendships but only acquaintances. Instead investing in few and true friendships is worth it because they will be there for you and you will be there for them. 

Facebook’s friends are not really friends put it to the test one day seek to get help, true help.  Back to the about who you know, this matters in only one relationship.  That is the relationship we can have with God through Christ Jesus.  Jesus called his disciples friends.  Friendship should be modeled on Jesus.

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