In Touch Devotions 23 July 2022, Saturday Message | Friendship: A Help to Holiness
Read Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 23 July 2022 and be blessed
TOPIC: Friendship: A Help to Holiness
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: John 15:12-15
In Touch Devotions 23 July 2022 MESSAGE
Of all that God created, one thing did not meet with His approval. With regard to Adam, He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). The Creator designed people for emotional, mental, and physical intimacy—to share their innermost selves with one another.
But the best relationships don’t shy away from vulnerable conversations. Fruitful friendships can begin when men and women risk their pride and comfort to discuss accountability, biblical living, or anything meant to motivate one another in holiness. When there’s trust and submission, two people can confess sin, offer gentle reproof, and share burdens.
The walls we build to keep people at a distance are often defenses against God as well—to keep Him out of our dearest personal business. But if we share openly with a brother or sister in Christ, we will learn to be more honest with God too.
Bible in One Year: Isaiah 4-7
Thought of The Day: Strong friendships allow us to have tough conversations and also challenge us in our walk with God.
In Touch Devotions 23 July 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God. In Touch Devotions 23 July 2022