26th September 2003
Hushai the companion of David.
The word friend/companion is mentioned 106 times in the bible. Re’a (Reya), a Hebrew word means a companion, a familiar person.
What kind of friends do you have today?
What is a true friend?
We need friends who encourages us to stir our faith and who encourages us to walk with God.
Hushai was a true friend.
Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity”.
Hushai loved David. Because of times at adversity, a friend becomes a brother. True friends can stand the test of fire.
2 Samuel 16:16 “Then Hushai the Arkite, David’s friend…..” A friend provides the cover but not cover up. You keep a secret / thought in you and not say anything about it.
Samuel 17:14 – Hushai knew that David is the anointed one.
A true friend fears the Lord. There are people who come into our lives for a season to make a change, and then they leave, just like Hushai. He came, he helped and he moved on.
Do not take a friend lightly.
Proverbs 22:11, 27:6 and 27:17
To be a good friend, be sincere, be transparent, be giving, be punctual.
Evaluate yourself. Can you be a good friend? For the friends you have……
Take time to understand each one. True friends are people who rebuke and exalt you at the same time. They’ll check on you – they become your accountability partners. They keep you on the edge and sharp always. God granted us friends to shape our lives.
The impartation of God comes through 3 things
1) Seeking God
2) The laying of hands
“Remember your leader, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith”.
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