FAITHFUL

Faithful are the wounds of a friend

Because although they may cut deep,

They’re sincere and abound in truth

Where true healing we will reap.

Faithful are the words of the Lord

Because they’re words we need to hear,

To convict and ultimately restore

When we have a listening ear.

Faithful is the caring heart

When much fruit it manifests,

When the underlying motive is love

And wants for us what’s best.

Faithful is the selfless soul

When in righteousness it stands,

To serve in love with a joyful heart

Without conflicts or demands.

Faithful is a patient friend

Who esteems others better than himself,

Who is not envious as well

But where peace and loyalty dwells.

Faithful is the friend

Who doesn’t keep account of wrong,

But sticks closer than a brother

With sincerity all along.

Faithful are the precepts

And the commandments of the Lord,

Where forgiveness and restoration lives

As we have faith in His word.

Faithful is our friend Jesus

As we obey His commands,

And place our trust as we surrender

Our life into His hands.

Faithful is the life of Christ

Who lived for us and died,

And rose again in victory

Where eternal life abides.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”  Proverbs 27:6

“A friend loves at all times…”. Proverbs 17:17

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”  Proverbs 18:24

“Love suffers long and is kind; loves does not envy…does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil..”  1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’”  1 Corinthians 15:33

“Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice.”  Proverbs 16:8

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”  Philippians 2:3

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  1 Corinthians 1:9

“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.”  John 15:14

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”  Matthew 11:15

“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”  Deuteronomy 7:9

“That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures..”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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