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(Luke 22:3-6) Then entered Satan ito Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he wen this way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Are the people in your surroundings your friend or foe? Is the person that you call your 'bff', really your friend? Judas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He travelled with Jesus throughout He ministry and was considered a friend. Jesus knew all along that Judas was going to betray Him, but Jesus never told the other eleven disciples. The prophets in the Old Testament fortold the life, betrail, and death of Jesus.
Woman of God, my question to you is, are there people in your life that you can trust? Can you trust your closest friend with your life? If the person that you call your best friend is not contributing anything positive in your life, then maybe it's time to re-evaluate your friends. You may have people around you that are only acquaintances. Acquaintances are people that will come and go in your life. They are people that you can do without. A friend is someone that will always have your back. No matter what happens, they have your back. A friend is someone that is able to tell you when you are wrong and still be your friend. A friend is someone that is not secretly envious of you. There are happy to see you prosper. They don't judge you and they won't be jealous of the things you have accomplished in your life. A friend is someone that you can argue with at work and still get your ride home.
My closest friend has been with me through thick and thin. She was there for me through an abusive husband that didn't want me to have friends. Everytime I would meet someone new, he would make sure that they wouldn't stop coming around. My friend told me that she didn't care how horrible of a person that he was, she was there for me, not him. She never said to me, "why do you stay with him?" She was just there to pick up the pieces.
As you go through this life, you will find out that you will only have one or two people that you can call your friend. You may also find out that some people that are in your life are toxic to your spiritual growth. If you ask God to give you discernment concerning the people in your circle, you will be surprised when He tells you to get rid of certain people. You may find out that you have some Judases in your circle. As soon as they get a chance they will betray you. They are talking behind your back. They are just waiting for you to leave your spouse. Some people are happy when things go wrong in your life. They want you in the same boat that they are in; self-pity and strife. They add nothing positive to your life but they are always there to bring you negativity.