To continue our discussion about every woman longs to have one good friend, I want to talk to you about a certain woman in the Bible. The Bible teaches us that there was a woman named Ruth who was this kind of a friend to her mother-in-law Naomi. In the next few days, take the time to read the book of Ruth, you will find that Ruth was willing to love Naomi even when Naomi made it very clear she just didn’t want Ruth around. It was Ruth that encouraged Naomi to get back on the right path with God and her people. It was also Ruth that was willing to work for long hours in the field to provide for Naomi during a time when she wasn’t able to meet her own needs. Ruth was a good friend to Naomi, and she is a good testimony of the kind of friend that we should be to other women as well.
You know, even though Ruth was such a good friend to Naomi, I don’t think we would ever say Naomi was that good of a friend to Ruth, would we?
I want to ask you the same question that I asked the woman that wrote me that email about the need for friends:
Are you making it easy for other ladies to be a good friend to you?
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NKJV
What about at church, are you making yourself available to other women during events or social gatherings?
These are great opportunities to get to know other women in your church. It allows for you to be blessed by fellowship and friendship.
Women need good friends. There is no doubt about it. And I believe that it is God’s desire that Christian women find their best friends at church. But in order for that to happen, we have to be willing, don’t we? Willing to be a good friend and willing to allow others to be our good friend as well.
What are some way’s you have met other Christian women that have now turned into lasting friendships?