Week 39: Friday – Indispensable Village Friends


“In the forest, supporting each other, the trees laugh at the hurricane.” – C.H. Spurgeon 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24

There is a story of a young man who had become fed up with church life and saw no need of it, and so he went to visit an older Christian friend of his to talk about it. As they sat around the fire in this man’s cabin, the young man talked about his discouragement with church and finally asked the common question, “do you really need to go to church to be a Christian?” The old friend didn’t say a word, he merely took the tongs and picked up a coal from the fire and set it alone on the hearth. The young man watched the coal go from red-hot to black and cold. Then the old man took the coal and put it back in the fire where it once again began to glow brightly. The young man got up and left with his question answered.

Scripture to ponder on:

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” (Romans 12:10)

“…Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10)

“Live in harmony with one another…” (Romans 12:16)

“…Love one another…” (Romans 13:8)

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you…” (Romans 15:7)

“…In humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)

“…Love each other deeply…” (I Peter 4:8)

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (I Peter 4:9)

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others…” (I Peter 4:10)

“…Love one another.” (I John 3:11)

“…Love one another.” (I John 3:23)

“…Love one another.” (I John 4:7)

“…Love one another.” (I John 4:11)

“…Love one another.” (I John 4:12)

“…Love one another.” (II John 5)


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