Beyond the Weekend

June 3 | Quality

June 3, 2020


READ Proverbs 3 (listen). WRITE out one verse and SHARE with someone.

Proverbs 3 is part of the lessons that open the book (Proverbs 1-9). It contains two lessons, both dealing with the value of wisdom. The first lesson addresses God’s promises and the reader’s obligations. The second lesson is presented in three poems, followed by a conclusion.


There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)

Read: Proverbs 18:24 NLT

Listen: Proverbs 18


Friendships were critical to putting food on the table in the farming culture of Solomon’s time. With unpredictable weather and short time frames to do the work, friends were often needed to help plow the soil, plant the crops and bring in the harvest. The more the critical need, the greater the need for quality friends who “stick.”

We, too, need quality friends who “stick” for a long time. Friends who encourage us through job loss, death of family members and the disappointment of unmet dreams. Also, friends who celebrate job promotions, the marriage of a child and the purchase of a new home—especially if they’re willing to help move!

These types of friendships can take a long time to develop. It takes trust, honesty and investing in each other. It won’t always be easy. Sometimes we won’t feel like showing up, want to avoid difficult conversations and feel offended. But the key is to be “all in.” The way to find a quality friend who sticks is by becoming a quality friend who sticks.


We need to be intentional to invest in others, and have others invest in you. Prayerfully make a list of people you want to do this. Then, take a next step toward them. If you need help and want to talk about how best to do this, email us at We’d love to help you become a quality friend who sticks.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.


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