Psalms 27:10 Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house on the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
There is a Jamaican saying that says good friends are better than pocket money. The central message behind the saying is that a good friendship is more valuable than money. Why? A good relationship can do more for you than money ever could. It was the Shunammite woman’s relationship with Elisha that caused her to conceive and bring forth a child even though her husband was old. Further, it was that said relationship that she nurtured that resulted in her son being made to come back to life after he died
With that context the instruction given by Psalms 27:10 should never be ignored. It says thy friend and thy father’s friend forsake not. Do not leave gaps in your relationships as there is coming a time when the same relationship that you ignore you will need. The scripture went as far as asserting that a good friend close by could prove to be more valuable than a brother that is far away.
Invest time and energy nurturing good relationships; they are open doors for favour to flow into your life.
Life Application: Set aside time daily or weekly to catch up on and nurture friends and relationships.
Prayer: Lord, help me to build strong relationships and nurture them. Help me to choose the right friendships/relationships that are in line with your will and purpose. In Jesus name, amen.