Keep Those that Tell You The Truth

Does the truth really hurt?

Sometimes we make the mistake of listening only to those who cheer us on because it feels good to have our actions and lifestyle choices approved. We should be listening to the rebukes of our friends. They are there because they have our best interests at heart.

If you dismiss your friends because it doesn't feel good to listen to the truth, you are hurting yourself a lot more than the the truth that you are trying to avoid.

"Wounds form a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy." (Proverbs 27:6) 

That is appropriate for today as we see people reject the truth from their friends because they childishly label it as "hating". No one is trying to rain on your parade. If someone loves you, then they will tell you the truth. 

Keep those that love you so much. They will never lie to you. They are no haters. They are golden.