For Proverbs 17:17, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Friendship
(by Bill Stevenson)
Note: This is my adaptation of the “A Friend” list (which I did not write). As you read it, think about you in relating to your spouse or, if you are not married, in relating to your best friend. I believe that only true Christians with Holy Spirit guidance (by living Proverbs 3:5-6) can eventually live it with the help of the Holy Spirit and God's Word.
>> >>> > As a Proverbs 17:17 Friend, I will try to....
A>>> Accept the other person as he or she is.
B>>> Believes in the other person.
C>>> Calls the other person just to say “Hi”.
D>>> Doesn’t give up on the other person.
E>>> Envisions the whole of the other person (even the unfinished parts).
F>>> Forgives the other person’s mistakes.
G>>> Gives to the other person unconditionally.
H>>> Helps the other person.
I>>> Invites the other person over.
J>>> Just enjoys “being” with the other person.
K>>> Keeps the other person close at ”heart” by thinking thankfully of him or her often.
L>>> Loves the other person for who he or she is.
M>>> Makes a difference in the other person’s life.
N>>> Never judges the other person in a condemnatory way,
but appropriately teaches discerning right and wrong.
O>>> Offers the other person any needed support.
P>>> Picks the other person up by humor, encouraging, etc.
Q>>> Quiets the other person’s fears.
R>>> Raises the other person’s spirits.
S>>> Says nice things about the other person.
T>>> Tells the other person the truth when he or she needs to hear it.
U>>> Understands the other person.
V>>> Values the other person.
W>>> Walks beside the other person.
X>>> X-plains things the other person doesn’t understand.
Y>>> Yearns to maintain friendship with the other person.
Z>>> Zaps the other person back to reality (not verbally or physically violently).
Best Love and Need in ETRLF-- https://app.box.com/s/dpskrblf1wi86kworal4y3x8xawdz2oh
Love in the New Testament-- ETRSF & questions (34 pgs.)-- https://app.box.com/s/lnle9zh5zwyxc2k3h74o14xz7n1dgfgb
The very best of marriages-- https://app.box.com/s/vdrwk9e13dlotos52zv2wvjj5ld3bq0c
‘Promise’ and 'Vow' Bible Study Tool in ETRSF (17 pages)-- https://app.box.com/s/l2o89xdjis8kn730slp3oqc7bbqp086c
Wonderful Spousal Goals in ETRLF-- https://app.box.com/s/1pb6hitkcyzojgahnkm8uuc50b9cma39
I just wanted a woman to live Proverbs 3:5-6 and Jude 20-23 and the following:
Ideal goals for every spouse that you should be able to say of God the Father too:
B -- I believe in you. I will boast about you because I appreciate you.
E -- We can endure anything together. I always enjoy being with you.
S -- I will stand-up and stand-by you whenever necessary. You completely satisfy me.
T -- I will tolerate your unusual or strange habits. I am thankful for all of you.
F -- I am so happy because you have let me become completely familiar with you. You are fantastic.
R -- I rejoice for every smile and touch from you. We can have daily revival.
I -- You are plenty intelligent enough for me. I greatly enjoy all types of intimacy with you.
E -- You give me so much excitement and hope. Special energy comes from you and goes into me.
N -- No one but you is the best for me. Nothing can stop my love for you.
D -- You are the dearest being in the world. You are the best divine blessing for me every day.
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