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Godly Friends


True friendship is one of the sweetest things in life. Friends are chosen family, they cheer us on through discouraging times, and they celebrate with us in joyous times, they lift our hearts like no one else can.

Let's find out how to be empowered through friendships in your life’s journey.


Hello, and welcome to my blog. I’m Kim Klassen, and I’m so glad you’ve joined me today. Grab a cup of coffee, and a Bible, and let’s talk for a few minutes. Please subscribe to my blog. It would also be great if you would share this blog with others, and encourage them to join in as well.


Do you realize the importance of Godly friendships in your life? When you choose to surround yourself with good company, it is these people that will support and encourage you on your path towards your destiny. On the other hand, when you surround yourself with bad company, they will be a distraction, and a hindrance to your destiny.

God knows who should be in your life and who shouldn’t. Always trust God to bring the right people into your life, and to remove the wrong people from your life as He sees fit.


The Bible says we are not to be unequally yolked in friendship. Let’s delve in a little further, and find out what that exactly means. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about this.


Let’s start by reading 2 Corinthians 6:14 in the KJV, it reads like this:

Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can goodness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?


Now let’s read it in the Passion Translation:

Don’t continue to team up with unbelievers in mismatched alliances, for what partnership is there between righteousness, and rebellion? Who could mingle light with darkness?


The English Standard Version reads like this:

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?


Relationally speaking, unequally yoked refers to linking, joining, or uniting two people, that are not like minded, or differ in morals, values, and beliefs.


I believe the relationships to which this principle applies include;

- anyone you do life with for the long haul.

- Those with whom you spend a significant amount of time with.

- Those who have the power to influence you the most.

Subsequently, this would NOT include mere acquaintances or casual friends.


There’s nothing wrong with befriending sinners. How could we make an impact on them, and introduce them to Jesus if we didn’t?

However, when the influence becomes reversed, that’s a major problem, and an indicator that you’re spending too much time, and possibly have lost your influence at that point.


Jesus was indeed a friend of sinners, however, he was not unequally yoked with sinners.


So it’s important to still love on and reach out to those who are not like minded - just be cautious of becoming too close.


Friendship is truly one of the greatest gifts in life. Having a truly great friend, means having someone who knows us, and loves us for who we are, no matter what.


Let’s say a quick prayer together:


Lord, we just ask that you bring the right friendships into our lives, Godly friendships that support and encourage us on our path to our destiny. Lord, reveal to us any friendships we have where we are unequally yoked, we thank you for a discerning spirit. In Jesus name we pray, amen.


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Well thank you for joining me today, I hope today’s teaching was helpful to you. Remember this, you can be a great friend to somebody, by being a Godly friend! See you again soon!


Kim


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