Have you ever had your feelings hurt by an intolerant friend? By a friend who only knows how to tell the truth, even when it hurts? The truth sure does hurt sometimes, doesn’t it?

A true friend is not a person who spares feelings. I believe the measure of a true friend is in a person’s ability to hurt your feelings NOW with the truth (no malicious intent involved). This way, the devil won’t be able to hurt your destiny LATER with lies. So I say those who are willing to share with us the “ugly truth” are those who truly want to see us do well. And those are the ones whose advice I think we should pay attention to.

Remember what Jesus said, “…If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Enjoy your day!

Author, speaker, musician DEREK E. EURALES, Jr., loves to share his faith, motivation, and music. His book, Principles of Christian Living, has become a “must read” for believers of all ages. To order your copy, click here.