Notes On ' The Best Friend Forever '

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Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. From the acquaintance to the soulmate, we are exposed to a myriad of people throughout our lifetime. Some people cross our path for a purpose while others stay for the duration and the education, but it is our call on who stays and who goes. From romance to the best friend forever, Proverbs teaches us how to deal with people and be a wise individual. We all have benchmarks for our lives regarding our finances, childrearing, marriage, employment, friendship, and speech, but do we set the bar too high or too low? Do we have a standard for knowledge and wisdom or do we choose to walk around in lies masquerading as good but designed to hurt us. I see Solomon sitting in his kingly quarters with quill pen in hand passing a living legacy of wisdom to the next generation for the benefit of his own son’s life. His parental tone in rampant throughout the chapters as he instructs his son to listen to him. I often hear God whispering the same to me, “Listen to me child.” Isaiah 55:8-9 sums up what I know about God’s thoughts, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” The Bible is full of sound doctrine and advice on childrearing. Instead of new parents pouring themselves into self-help books and what to expect the first five years, it would behoove them to read what God
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