Upside the Head

smack“Ouch, that hurt!” Do you realize this is what good friends do for us? “Let a righteous man strike me – it is a kindness; let him rebuked me – it is oil on my head.” (Psalm 141:5) I wonder if David was thinking of Jonathan, his good friend, when he wrote that statement.
Another statement I’ve heard countless times is, “I don’t need church. I walk just fine with Jesus on my own.” Smack. “Ouch, why did you hit me upside the head?” “Because what you said is a lie and it’s time to filter it out of your head that’s why.”
“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” (Proverbs 27:6) True friends will listen to us using their biblical tools and then not be afraid to expose the lies in our thinking – even if it hurts at the moment. Therefore, you need at least one other believer if you want to get closer to Jesus (see James 5:16).
Who are your true friends? You’ll know by their ability to use their tools in their own lives and in yours. Get one and start BIG with them. By the way, when you do, you’ll be church rather than going to it.
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