Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What You Want to Be

This morning in my Bible study through the book of Proverbs, it was giving instruction on the type of person God wants you to be. One of the verses that struck me the most was Proverbs 22: 24-25
      "Make no friendship with an angry man. And with a furious mane do not go. Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul."

Now I don't know any one who loves an angry person, but I think this verse could be applied in so many other areas of our lives. They way I look at this is what does God desire for our lives. Just looking though the chapter we are told to have:

Not to Borrow

These are just the main items in the chapter. So how does the original verse apply to these traits? I think if you replace the words angry and furious with an antonym from any word in the list you see who you should not include in your circle of friends. People become like those they surround themselves with. If you want to be a more generous person you surround yourself with generous people. You learn their traits and how to apply them into your life. Better to have a few close friends than many whose qualities are those that you don't want involved in your life. 

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