Posted by: Rolf | August 25, 2011

Dependability…

Being dependable means helping when a need arises.

Scott Adams said, “Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they are not there the first time you need them, chances are you won’t need them again.”

Companionship is wonderful during good times, but it is essential during tough times! Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). It’s when we fall that we really need that person beside us to help us up.

How dependable are you when someone beside you falls? That’s when the quality of your friendship is really tested. Call or send a card; check up; make sure they know they’re loved. If you can provide more help, do so. Visit. Bring a meal or some groceries. Spend time.

Genesis 14 tells the story of Lot being taken captive by some Gentile kings. When Abram, his uncle, heard of this, he quickly put together an army of 318 people from his household and went after the captors! He chased them down and retrieved the family, along with all the possessions that had been stolen. This is a great example of tremendous loyalty and willingness to personally sacrifice for the sake of a friend.

In His Grip and Serving Grace…

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