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November 13, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | November 13

God loves it when we are connected to others, because He loves it when we are connected to Him. Did you know that we are directed by God to pursue others? To make these so-called connections we’ve been talking about?  Here are some “get connected” scriptures:

  • “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy” (Proverbs, 27:6, NASB).
  • “The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you”” (1 Corinthians 12:21, NLT).
  • “Pursue faith and love and peace, and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts” (2 Timothy 2:22, NLT, emphasis added).

The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian men, “Stop acting like you don’t need each other!”  The author of Hebrews wrote that when we walk alongside people headed in the same direction, we can sustain our commitments.  According to Proverbs, a good friend tells us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear.  We are better men when we are connected.

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