One of the most important characteristics of a godly person is to be faithful.That means to be faithful to your friends, faithful friend. Covenant Relationships”Yahushua said that the ultimate goal of disciples was to produce friends for Himself (John 15:15}.

“Pursue love”-1 Corinthians 14:1.

To pursue love means to pursue people by means of love. Being a faithful friend demands initiative and effort.

“He loved them to the end”-John 13:1

Messiah loved His disciples all the way to the end. Being a faithful friend involves a process .It is a series of tests .It has a price to pay .That price increases a long the way until it demands faithfulness even unto death (Revelation2:10)faithfulness is along path of dialogue, confrontation, forgiveness, disappointments, pain, and sacrifice.

If your brother sins against you go to him and rebuke him between you and him a lone .if he hears you, you have worn your brother”-Mathew 18:15.

To be faithful you must continually enter into honest loving conversations to correct problems and restore relationships. There is no such thing as human relationship without problems.

If you love me, keep my commandments”-John14:15(13:34;15:9;15:10;15:12;15:16).

A good relationship demands the mutual faithfulness of both sides .However, you being faithful to that relationship is your side a lone .Good husband will decide to be a good husband to his wife regardless of what  kind of wife she is(and vice visa)we do what is light to the lord(Ephesians 5:21,22;6:1,6:7)”.

Many a man declares his own loving-kindness, but a man of faithfulness, who can find?”

-proverbs 20:6.

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Comment by Prodigal Son on August 10, 2012 at 4:31pm

Good and true post, David. Being a friend means doing for others what we want for ourselves, not giving back as we have gotten.

Comment by david omweno ongori on August 11, 2012 at 8:57am

Thank you Prodigal son with faith one has to have knowledge and wisdom.


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Comment by Bean on August 11, 2012 at 1:43pm

Thank you for posting this, David.. it's good to be reminded that "Love" is an action not a 'feeling'; that it's a choice, and that we all have to make it.

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