Weary by Wednesday: The Friend Job

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There is a friend job listed in 1 Chronicles 27:33. Really!

Right there in chapter 27, among all the jobs people had in the world of King David, is Hushai the Arkite. He is listed as, “the king’s friend.”

Hushai was the king’s trusted friend. He was an Arkite. 1 Chronicles 27:33 (NIRV)

The verse doesn’t tell us exactly why Hushai was King David’s friend, but neither does this chapter explain why other’s were in charge of their particular jobs. I assume, they were good at it.

Which causes me to question, would I be listed in any annuls as a friend? (I’m not digging here for a compliment, promise!) 

Am I doing things to maintain the friendships which God has placed in my life?

Am I nurturing new relationships in a manner to grow them healthy and strong?

These are serious question, because, I don’t think you get listed as the king’s friend, if you approach friendship with selfish motives.

Examples: What can this person do for me? Is this person making enough effort to be my friend? What will I gain in this friendship? Any of a number of one-sides memes on social media about why “you” shouldn’t bother with some people in your life. In other words…what’s in it for me focus?

Naturally, not everyone is going to be our bestie, but I’m pretty sure I don’t get a bestie, if I’m not giving into the relationship.

If I want to be Weary by Wednesday, I should only focus on what’s in it for me? 

Friendship doesn’t work well, when one or both sides are only in it for themselves.

Friendships flourish in the garden of what can I do for you. Can I meet your need and show you love…just because.

Friendships can stand the test of time, distance, and even busy periods of no contact. However, they rarely grow or survive the scourge of self-centeredness.

David’s friend, the one I still read about all these years later…the friend who stood the test of time, is a good reminder to ask myself how I’m doing in the friend job!

Nurture your friendships today!

Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me. I’m praying for you!