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Proverbs 20:6 NIV

By June 20, 2022No Comments

“Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?”Proverbs‬ 

This verse is interesting. At first glance it seems to point out that many people will talk a good game about true friendship but not mean it. There are plenty of those folks in the world but that is not necessarily Solomon’s focus here. In this case he identifies what may be the majority of good people we interact with. These are the people who are genuinely kind and loving but can’t really be trusted. I once had a person close in my life who very sincerely made numerous commitments during struggling moments in my journey. He sincerely meant them. However, he never followed through. I don’t have hard feelings. It was just how they were built. At times we have people with really good hearts who over promise beyond what they are truly capable of or perhaps didn’t realize the true depth of another’s need for their time, resources or just companionship during a difficult stretch. It can be a painful realization. In response it can be very easy to right that person off, give up on them. The challenge is to not judge that person but in showing grace. How many times in my early ministry did I offer help without thinking of the fact that I was incapable of giving it to the degree it ended up being needed. Or maybe even something as simple as committing to regularly praying for them and then forgetting to. We all need those in our story capable of unfailing love but more importantly we need to exhibit it to others. Today be that friend that we all long for. #BeTheEdge

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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