We need friends that will speak the truth to us. Many people get confused as to what that means. For most people, that means you have a friend that is willing to confront you and create a confrontation or conflict to share with you what they think you are doing wrong. Though this can be helpful it is not the definition of truth. Sharing truth is sharing truth, not just what you would do or think is best. Truth comes from God and the advice should always be filtered through Scripture before it is given or received as truth. Job’s friends are good friends, but their advice is not exactly truth every time.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.