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Surround Yourself with Wise Friends

Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

Proverbs 13:20

Battle Drill Daily Devotional

If you want to know who you’re becoming, then take a look at your friends. We most resemble those we spend the most time with.

If you want to be wise, then make sure your friends are wise. Proverbs says if you surround yourself with friends who are wise – those who are encouraging, who build you up, and hold you accountable – then you’ll be wise. But hang around with fools and you’ll soon find yourself in trouble.

Spiritual maturity always occurs in community. Wisdom requires community, because it’s really about love. Wisdom proves itself in relationships. Wise friends love you for who you are but also want to encourage you to become the person God made you to be.

Friends help grow your wisdom by offering their own godly wisdom.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I might have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
We are family on the road;
We are here to help each other
Walk the miles and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping,
When you laugh I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joys and sorrows
Till we’ve seen this journey through.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I might have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

Richard A.M. Gillard
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Think about the following:

  • How are your friends encouraging you in spiritual maturity and godly wisdom?

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