Qualities to avoid in a friend. Part 2

“The Lord hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,”- Proverbs 6:16-17

HCSB Bible

The first thing that the Lord hates is a prideful person that has let pride take over their life and the next is a lying person. So many times people will become friends with someone because they are fun to be around and entertain them with their stories or just are exciting personalities. You need to avoid the friends that are known to be liars.

These people will tell stories that might impress you and your friends. When you catch a 6 point buck, he or she will have caught an 8 point buck after they hear your story. They like to embellish their stories to entertain and keep your attention. When caught doing bad, they will lie in order to try and get out of the situation and sometimes blame it on you, depending on the person. A lie can also be a white lie in order to protect the persons feelings or that they will take someone’s work as their own so they don’t have to do the work. Either way, you don’t want a friend that is known for lying.

Even though they may be entertaining to watch them go through their exaggerated stories, or watch them as they try to get around trouble with their simple or complicated lies, it will eventually catch up to you. For one, if their your friend, you will be guilty of association and people will think you’re a liar and will doubt your character. Second, you won’t be able to trust your friend when you are in a situation and need help because you won’t know if they are lying to make you feel better or will break their promise and leave you with a bad situation and no help. We’ve all seen shows that see the main characters get in over their head and then they get in trouble at the end because of their lies, but in reality, sometimes lies can end in tragedy even though they start out as white lies. They then get bigger in scope in order to cover up for your white lie earlier.

So at the end of the day, stay humble, stay true to others and to God, and keep friends that are the same. They may have a great story but not a great character and you won’t be able to trust them. Thank you for reading my post and if you have any questions, comments or prayer requests, you can always leave a comment or message me if you want.

Published by pastorclark2014

Just an average guy that loves Jesus, football and wanting to learn more about God everyday. I post my devotions and lessons on here to gather my thoughts together. So if I make a mistake, tell me and if you know places where I can learn more, tell me that too. I hope y’all have a great day.

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