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October 22, 2011

posted Oct 24, 2011, 5:41 AM by Olivia Russ
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The Oil of Encouragement
Skip Heitzig

An old saying goes, "If you want to have a friend, be one." The Bible puts it this way: "A man who has friends must himself be friendly" (Proverbs 18:24). It's called "taking the initiative." Jonathan didn't choose to have David as a friend; he chose to be a friend to David. There's a big difference!

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He didn't operate on the basis of his need and demand David's attention. Rather, he operated on the basis of supplying David's need. Ruth was this way with her mother-in-law Naomi. When Naomi was ready to leave Moab alone, Ruth reached out ... (Continued)

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