Stand for What’s Right

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up against your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. (J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series)

We admire those defenders who serve in harm’s way to protect our nation, often facing danger or death. With courage in spite of fear, they stand. Could it be harder to confront a friend when you see them doing wrong? Are we tempted to give in rather than risk a friendship? That’s when we need courage to speak truth.

The godly give good advice to their friends . . . Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. (Proverbs 12:26; 27:6)