You’ve heard the advertisement which says, “Only your best friends will
tell you.” It means there’s something dreadfully wrong with you which
their produce can fix but you don’t know what’s wrong unless you are
fortunate enough to have a friend courageous and caring enough to tell
you. Today’s attached devotional alerts you to the value of a friend who
care enough to give a painful warning and the folly of resenting their
desire to help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 27:6 (ESV)
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
Proverbs 12:1 (ESV)
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
“A young friend of Einstein’s proudly presented his eighteen-month-old son to the great scientist. The child looked up into the old man’s smiling face and promptly began to howl. Einstein patted him on the head and said fondly. ‘You are the first person for years who has told me what you really think of me.’” [Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes edited by Clifton Fadiman and Andre Bernard, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2000), p. 185]