2 Samuel 19:1-8
When King David found out his son, Absalom was dead, he immediately began to mourn. In his grief he forgot about the victory of his soldiers. As the soldiers returned, they came into the city quietly and went to their tents out of respect for their king instead of the normal rejoicing. Discovering what was going on, Joab was angry. He went to the king and reminded him that a great victory had been won. Joab told the king that his behavior was hurting his people. They needed their leader to rejoice over their hard work and valiant efforts. Joab understood David’s grief but reminded him that his first duty was to his people. King David went out to the gate and the people came out and celebrated together.
We all need a friend like Joab. One who will remind us of the right thing to do when we are making a mistake. Godly friends help each other to do what is right. Sometimes we get focused on the wrong things and make the wrong choices. God gives us friends and family to help us make good decisions. It isn’t easy to tell a friend they are wrong, but God wants us to truly help our friends, not just make them feel good.
Draw a picture of one of your good friends. Take the time to pray for them and thank God for them.