Today’s topic is, THE FOUR CLASSES OF FRIENDS.
Before I discuss let me remind you why we find problems with friends. We find problems with friends because we have failed to seek God first and to let him seek the friends out for us. We have found ourselves friends, who instead of turning us to God, hindered us from walking in God’s fullness. Whosoever you have as a friend that is not drawing you closer to God, it will be better that you cut them off because our God is a progressive God.
The four classes of friends are divided into two:
1. NEGATIVE 2. POSITIVE
SUBTRACTION- This class of people are the ones that do nothing but to take away something from your life every time you meet them. They either steal your joy, your smile or extract something from you. Especially when they know you are happy in your relationship. They come in to bring you news that will make you unhappy, pretending that they love you.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his worlds were softer than oil, yet went they drawn swords.
This class of people needs to be avoided so as to please God because they hinder growth and maturity in your spirit. It is good with the love of God to make follow-up on them but not to be a friend. You might be a victim.
DIVISION- this is the worst class of friends one can ever come in contact with in life. And for those that are in church and form part of this class, I am sure you are an agent of the devil.
This class of friends brings division between you and your partner by telling lies and doing things to cause your relationship to break up.
Be mindful, avoid such friends, otherwise, you will soon find yourself single and unhappy like that friend.
Psalms 1: 1
“Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of the sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful”
These are very good friends that are always a blessing to us. Interestingly, these friends are very few and they are very hard to find. If you ever find a friend in this class, hold on to that person, because they are God sent. For they will make you feel good in bad times and also make you feel joyous when you are sad. They have you always wanting to meet them again and again.
This is the fourth class of friends available and they are rare and scarce even in the body of Christ. This class of friends has good Characteristics and quality that when you encounter them, your life will multiply and they will deposit something in you that will keep you for years.
James 2: 23
“And the scripture was fulfilled the when Said Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God.”
Our relationship with Jesus is also of this class. Make Jesus you best friend and he will help you select your friends.
For details discussion you can join us for an interactive session every second & last Saturday of each month, on the old road behind the York plaza hotel at 4:30pm for 2 hours. Come and let us share our thoughts, and know how to select our partners. You can call for direction.
WATCH OUT FOR NEXT WEEK EDITION ON THE CORE OF FRIENDSHIP.
GOD BLESSES YOU & HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND WITH THE FEAR OF GOD.
By; Min. Mrs. Massa M. Kanyon, House of Achievers Church
Old Road Junction, behind the Executive carwash 9th Edition
Contact: 0886- 749110/ 0886- 139310/ 0770- 749110/ 0770- 443355.