Daily Bible Study

@just4him (116780)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 5, 2017 6:43am CST
Day 150 Proverbs 17:9 Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends. Nobody likes it when people can’t be trusted with confidences. When it comes to national security, people who sell information, face the death penalty. When it comes to friendship, people who cannot keep secrets find themselves friendless. Yet those who can do so, keep a confidence, overlook problems, can be trusted and people know who they are. As king, Solomon knew whom he could trust, and whom he couldn’t. Though his was a peaceful reign, he still counted on those traitors from other countries who would sell secrets. He also executed those he found in his armies who traded secrets with other countries. As Christians, our example of friendship, faithfulness, and loyalty is found in Jesus Christ. He showed everyone what a true friend is. He also showed us what love is. Love binds, it doesn’t separate. Among Jesus’ disciples, was a traitor, Judas. He sold out Jesus to the Sanhedrin. When he did so, shame in what he did, caused him to kill himself. Can you be trusted? Or do you repeat matters, hoping to find friendship? Let’s pray: Father, help me be a friend who can be trusted, not one who separates friends with a wagging tongue. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 5 February 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (36857)
5 Feb 17
That is so true, we should be very careful of what we speak, because words that we utter cannot be recalled.
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5 Feb 17
yes I have someone close to me who spreads gossip and secrets and shes become known for it so people cant trust her.
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
@Kandae11 No they can't.
@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
@laga12 That is so sad.
@Daljinder (21545)
• India
5 Feb 17
Amen to that! I aspire to be that person who cares about other's feelings. Not the one who finds joy in other people's pain. There might be a few exceptions but those are few and far between. Oh well! I am human. Okay I will try better!
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
That's all you can do - try to do better.
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@Daljinder (21545)
• India
8 Feb 17
@just4him Yeah at least to have thought about it. One day one can find the will too.
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@alberello75 (17479)
• Genova, Italy
5 Feb 17
I agree that we must blindly trust by our friends. But be careful. Sometimes among themselves, they could also hiding traitors of which we will never have might suspected. Let us follow us all the "love rule" taught to us by Jesus. "Amatevi gli uni e gli altri come io ho amato voi", translated:"Love one another as I have loved you"
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
That's an excellent rule to follow.
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@alberello75 (17479)
• Genova, Italy
8 Feb 17
@just4him Yes, it is
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@bunnybon7 (36447)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Feb 17
oh i know that to be so true. i keep secrets in order to keep peace and diplomacy in my friends. i have 2 that carry tales and those i watch what i say and tell them not to believe bad things carried to them from others that may have their own agenda. my agenda is peace and love
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
That's a good agenda to have.
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@pureme (1475)
5 Feb 17
God please help me not to be a traitor. Help me to maintain confidence, give me the Holy Spirit, help me to always keep my mouth sealed. In Jesus name I prayed. Amen
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
Amen.
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@TheHorse (65673)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Mar 17
I'm pretty good at honoring others' trust.