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A Daily Devotion for Friday, May 17

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

If either of them falls down, one of them can help the other up.

But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

These verses make me think of “love in action.” True friendship is active and helpful. It bears fruit for both of the friends. Friendship is loving our neighbor in a personal and intentional way. If we neglect a friendship, it is likely to fade somewhat. I have lost friendships through neglect. There may not be hard feelings, but the closeness is definitely gone. If we are not good to our friends, we will not have any. “But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

Holy Lord, these verses have brought me around to thinking maybe I could be that friend to someone who has no one. This is Christian love in action. Help me to see opportunities to make friends, Lord, and to hold them close. Amen

Becky, transforming

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