Entry: Developing Friendship Dec 8, 2003

26th September 2003
Friendship (Proverbs)
Ps. Kevin Loo

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
3) Relationships

Hebrews 13:7
“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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