by Steve Wagers

A Dog Is Not Man's Best Friend
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Proverbs 18:24
November 2. 2008
Friend Day

1. Why we Seek Token Friendship!
A) We are Born to Engage It
B) We are Built to Enjoy It
2. How we Sustain True Friendship!
A) How to Make Friends
B) How to Measure Friends
3. Where we Secure Total Friendship!
A) Companionship that is Priceless
B) Relationship that is Endless

Albert Camus said, 'Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.' Charles Colton said, 'A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.' G. Campbell Morgan put friendship into perspective when he said, "A friend is someone who can take both the chaff and the wheat; and, with the breath of kindness remove the chaff."

Proverbs 18: 24 is one of the greatest verses in the Bible dealing with the matter of friendship. It describes, defines and denotes friendship in a marvelous way. It reminds us that, contrary to popular opinion, a dog is not man's best friend.

I recently read of two women who were returning home from a last minute Christmas shopping trip in Tijuana, Mexico. As they returned to their car, one of the ladies glanced down in the gutter and noticed something moving and squirming in obvious pain. As they bent down, they noticed that what appeared to be tiny Chihuahua struggling for its life.

It was breathing heavily, shivering and almost dead. They felt so sorry for the little animal that they just couldn't leave it behind to die, so they decided to take it home with them and nurse it back to health. Since they were afraid that the little creature would be detected by the border patrol, they hid it in the trunk of their car. And after they crossed the border, they stopped and one of the women held it the rest of the way home.

One of the ladies decided to take it home with her to care for it through the night. She took it into her house and tried to fe ...

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