Be Thankful: Friends and Enemies

On Days 12 and 13, let’s be thankful for our friends and enemies? What?!? Yes, you read it correctly – we need to thank God for both. Of course, our friends are always there when we need them, in good times and bad. Whether you have many friends or only a few good ones, be thankful. Friendships are one of God’s greatest gifts to humans. A good friend cries with you, laughs with you, is honest with you (even when it hurts), wrestles with you, sings with you, works out with you, dances with you, and most of the time – just has fun with you. A friend is supportive, loving, honest and a shoulder to lean on. Cherish every moment with your friends, and thank God for their goodness.

Now for our enemies, let’s devote Day 13 to our enemies. Through your enemies, God helps you learn the power of self control, especially in work and school. How many of you have seen an enemy (btw, I dislike this word, so let’s use phrase our ‘not-so-friend’) in the hallway, and you had to exert self control. If you didn’t exert self control and started a fight with him, you would probably be fired from work or suspended from school – right? Be thankful for that learning lesson, and the strength to exert self control. Let’s take for instance politics (ugh..), the opposing parties should be thankful for each other, because they help balance things out. They learn to compromise, either quickly or through struggles, but eventually they do. And lastly, enemies, teach us to hate, which is not only toxic for our bodies, but it destroys our soul. So on Day 13, learn to turn your hate around to love! Make it your project, like a puzzle, and try to figure out a way to love your enemies.

What does the bible say about friends and enemies..

But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. … Luke 6:27-36

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles. – Proverbs 24:7

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. Luke 6:31

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