Welcome to Day 1682 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
A Fair-Weather Friend – Daily Wisdom
Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Proverbs 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver! We are on Day 1682 of our Trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:
Today’s quote is from Zig Ziglar,and it is: A fair-weather friend is one who is always there when he needs you.
A Fair-Weather Friend
While Zig Ziglar is adding humor to what is meant by having a fair-weather friend, as with all comedy, there is undoubtedly an element of truth that makes it even funnier. On a more serious note, how do we identify fair-weather friends who are not dependable when needed. How do we love and encourage those who only come to us when they need something, and they drain our emotional energy. These types of friends are always taking but not replenishing or giving back to others. Should we exclude them from our lives, or should we continue to reach out to them? Cutting our connections with others can be a difficult decision to make. If you allow it, some individuals will suck your life, so there may be certain situations where you need to set some limits. From a secular worldview, it may be ok to cut off another person from our life completely. However, if we look at this situation from a Biblical worldview, we must consider how that will impact a person from an eternal perspective. We also need to consider how we can serve others, even if they do not pay it forward.
In “The Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus teaches us that our vocation is to create a Christian counter-culture. All things considered, we are to err on the side of loving others regardless, as we are taught in Matthew 5:43-48. You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
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As we take this Trek together, let us always:
Live Abundantly (Fully)
Lend to others Generously
Lead with Integrity
Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!