Beware of Friendship Destroyers!

By Pastor Alton Trimble

Manna For Today: Friday, May 13, 2016

Beware of Friendship Destroyers!

I Samuel 18:5-13 So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved wisely. And Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants. 6 Now it had happened as they were coming home, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women had come out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments. 7 So the women sang as they danced, and said: “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” 8 Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed only thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” 9 So Saul eyed David from that day forward. 10 And it happened on the next day that the distressing spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied inside the house. So David played music with his hand, as at other times; but there was a spear in Saul’s hand. 11 And Saul cast the spear, for he said, “I will pin David to the wall!” But David escaped his presence twice. 12 Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, but had departed from Saul. 13 Therefore Saul removed him from his presence, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

1. Jealousy and envy will turn quickly into anger and bitterness resulting in separation.

2. Unforgiveness makes any situation unpardonable.

Mother Teresa on Forgiveness:
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

Mahatma Gandhi on Forgiveness:
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

C.S. Lewis on Forgiveness:
“To be a Christian is to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

Read Genesis 50:14-21

If you need God to break the chains of bondage as they relate to jealousy, envy or unforgiveness in your life, go to Him today and ask Him for His divine deliverance and be made whole.

Peace and blessings!

3 thoughts on “Beware of Friendship Destroyers!

  1. Paul& Barbara Taylor

    Father in the name of Jesus made us whole, break every chain in the name of Jesus. Amen& Amen!! Thank you Pastor Trimble for the manna everyday, we love you and thank God for you. Amen!!!

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  2. Teri Allard

    It’s so true that people can be unreasonable and self-centered. None of us is perfect.

    Father, today I ask for your divine deliverance from this bondage of jealousy, envy and unforgiveness in my life so that I can be made whole. And like Mother Theresa recommends, I pray for the strength to always forgive anyway; be kind anyway; be honest anyway; be happy anyway; do good anyway; and give my best…anyway. The more I study your Word I can too see, that in the end, it is between me and You (and it was never between me and them anyway.)

    I thank You in advance.


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