God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rules - 3:13-15

13.  Do not become too intimate with any man, except he fear God from his heart.  For it is certain that any & all friendships, however established, if they are built upon any other foundation than the fear of God, cannot long endure.  


14.  Love your friend in such a way that you are not too confidential with him.  This life is so subject to change & circumstance that no matter how a man conducts himself, it is hard for him to retain the good will of all his friends until the end of his days.


15.  If you happen to get into any kind of dispute with your friend, do not despise him for it nor betray his confidences (Proverbs 11:13).  For you want to be able to become friends with him again.  

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1 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow, Miss Shirlee....gotta say that No. 14 puzzles me. Yes, there is truth in it, but a very healthy dose of untrusting suspicion....This one, too, I'll have ponder more.....They sure give us much to think about! Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin