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Some friendships can shake our world because we realize their motives were not pure. Even King David encountered false friendships like this in the Old Testament. He writes, “It is not an enemy who taunts me, I could bear that… Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God… His words are as smooth as butter, but war was in his heart.” Psalm 55:12-14, 21, NLT. I have experienced the unfortunate displeasure of having a friend pulverize my confidence. In the beginning of this particular friendship…

“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.” Isaiah 30:15 A friend and I were discussing the other night, how sometimes people will come to us asking for advice about something that they are experiencing, and we do our best to offer them some scriptures and a word from the Lord to help them.  But often we realize they are not really seeking our wisdom or suggestions, but just want us to confirm that the way…

“And David was greatly distressed………. but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” I Samuel 30:6. Do you need encouragement today? David had returned home and found his city destroyed and the people taken captive. The men that were with him were blaming him for not being there to protect their families. David became greatly distressed for a time. But then he realized that God was still the same and he encouraged himself and found a solution for the problem. I would just like to share some scriptures that the Lord gave me in prayer this morning as I…