SUMMARY: Faithful friends
OVERVIEW: Hushai stayed behind to try to help David. He was able to frustrate Absalom’s plans and sent messengers to update David.
BIG IDEA: Be a faithful friend.
KEY VERSE: 2 Samuel 17:14 (Absalom deceived)
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “Hushai’s advice is better than Ahithophel’s.” For the Lord had determined to defeat the counsel of Ahithophel, which really was the better plan, so that he could bring disaster on Absalom!
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Loyalty is important. You need a friend you can trust, and you need to be a faithful friend, too. Invest in one another and support and encourage one another in all situations. Don’t allow anything to come between you. People and circumstances will make that challenging but overcome each obstacle. Your friendships are important. They show what commitment, security, and trust look like. They reveal my love and devotion to you.
Let my love and faithfulness inspire you to live the same way. I am love. Learn from me and follow my example. You will best emulate a healthy relationship once you begin to grasp how much I love you and am here for you. Do you believe it? Do you live it? My commitment to you is more than words; it’s the truth. And it’s a reality I want you to experience every moment of every day. My offer is not just for “those people.” It’s for you! Receive me fully today and show others how to be loyal.
Thank God for your faithful friends, or ask God to provide some. Be a loyal friend today, and tell your friends you appreciate them.