A brother is born to stand by you in adversity, not for your adversity.

Proverbs 17:17
“A friend loves at all times.
And a brother is born for adversity.”

Pastor really set me free from yesterday’s preaching. For too long I have thought that this means the relationships between sisters and brothers are not without conflict, when I found this verse I was actually very disappointed and used it to explain why my closest relationships are full of conflict… But what pastor said really opened my spiritual eyes to see that this verse means a brother is born to see thru each other’s adversity. We are working shoulder to shoulder against adversities, not looking at what is between us that is causing the conflict. Like an older brother taking care of a younger bro, pastor used this as an example.


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