Proverbs 17:17 – Friendship

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

-How would you define friendship?  For some, it may be a mingling of complimentary personalities.  For others, it is seen as a bond formed over time and shared experience.  The list could go on and on, but we would still be hard pressed to define friendship better than the Bible.  Simply put, a friend is someone who will always love you.  A friend will be close on the good days and will be even closer on the bad days.  A friend will appreciate your strengths and will never question or judge your shortcomings.  A friend will offer love, no matter what.  Anything less is not true friendship.  Jesus taught us that “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24:12) This means that such true friendships are hard to find because people who will manifest such true love for those around them are hard to find.  If you’ve found such a friend, be sure to appreciate how rare a gift that is and be thankful to God that He still softens hearts.  Also, don’t forget to be a true friend in return- “a man that hath friends must shew himself friendly”.  (Proverbs 18:24)


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