Be A Foxhole Friend

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Scripture of The Day
May 27, 2021

Two can accomplish more. (Ecclesiastes 4:9 )TLB

From Ultimate Success Devotional
By New Life Network

It is said that Marines are taught to dig a foxhole big enough for a friend. That’s good advice! We all face battles in life, and our “foxholes” come in many shapes and sizes. So let’s understand three things: (1) The foxhole is for you and a friend-not a friend alone. You can ask a friend to fight with you, but you should never send someone else to fight your battles for you. (2) Before the battle, you should have developed the friendship. Foxholes aren’t about using people. You first need to be a friend, before asking for help of a friend. (3) You have also been in your friend’s foxhole with them. You should be willing to fight for any friend whose help you would request. That’s what friend does. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Never let it be said you were a silent friend!

Here are two important truths about foxholes:

(a) Foxholes without friends are unhealthy. Trying to face the world alone is dangerous and unscriptural: “It is not good for a man to be alone.” (Ge 2:18 NLT)
(b) Foxholes prove friendships. In tough times you discover who your real friends are. When Pepper Rodgers coached at UCLA, his team had some bad seasons. Recalling one, Rodgers told a reporter, “My dog was about my only friend, and, I told my wife that a man needs at least two friends. So she bought me another dog.” As the old saying goes:, “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”

 

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