Beware of Frenemies

“Frenemy (= “friend” + “enemy”) refers to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a colleague who is simultaneously a rival. Frenemies are more dangerous than our real enemies because, while pretending to be friends, out of envy, jealousy, or deep-seated hatred, they seek our hurt. Sin is our frenemy. It worms its way into our lives, cuddling us, and promising thrill and joy in its bosom. But when the initial thrill wears off, sin’s enjoyment turns to emptiness, misery, shame, and guilt. At last, it bites like a serpent. The only true friend is our Savior. He gave His life for us.”–Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

Meditation on Proverbs 5:22; 16:25; Hebrews 11:25; Romans 6:23; John 15:13.

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