Mark 2:3 “And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.”

…From yesterday…

Remember, what you sow is what you reap. What you cannot do for others, don’t expect to receive!

Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

King Solomon told us something very interesting in Proverbs 18:24, he shows us that the type of friend you show yourself as is the type of friend you will get. Don’t desire to have very true and honest friends who will go the extra mile for you when you are not one yourself.

By and large, the paralysed man in our focal scripture must have been a wonderful friend as well. He must have been good, true and loyal to his four friends, prompting them to also go the extra mile for him.

He lost the use of his hands and legs but guess what?

Two of them became his hands while the remaining two became his feet! The mobility that the enemy taught he had taken away from him was given back to him by his friends.

Let me quickly show you something from the NIV translation:

Proverbs 18:24 “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (NIV)

In order words, if you don’t have people who can become your hands and feet spiritually, emotionally, mentally and even resources wise, you will be grounded, so choose your company wisely.

Finally, his friends brought him to Jesus and I love what Proverbs 18:24 called him, “a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” That is our Lord Jesus.

He is the friend that will never desert you. He is closer to you than you can ever imagine. He is just a prayer or a call away. If you don’t know him, you’re missing the Ultimate Friend.

Beloved, who are those men or women in your life that always encourage you to go to church, always invites you for fellowship, prayers and Bible studies? Those are your true company, cherish them!

Love you BiG

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