August 22

Job 4:1-7:21; 1 Corinthians 14:18-40; Psalm 37:30-40; Proverbs 21:27

We have heard it said that everyone needs friends. But, the more accurate way to say it is that we all need the right kind of friends. The moment Job’s three friends heard about his calamity, they rushed to his side. After a brief time of silence, they began to speak. 

Their words were filled with accusations that undermined Job’s confidence in his relationship with God and the integrity with which he had lived his life. Job clearly had the wrong kind of friends. They chose his weakest time to criticize him. If you are really going to go where God wants you to go, you cannot get there with the wrong type of people around you. 

Examine those who are around you. Are they pushing you towards your destiny or are they holding you back? Do they blame you and berate you and place an anchor around you so that you cannot move? God wants to free you from friends like that. Pray today that God give you real, godly friends who will walk with you through the good and difficult seasons of life! 

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 8:1-11:20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Psalm 38:1-22; Proverbs 21:28-29

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