A TRUE FRIEND
Friendship is a gift from God. The Bible says in order to have friends, we must show first show ourselves friendly. A friend loves at all times. There are those who say they are friends, but in times of need they are not available for one reason or another. Will that friend be with you even when you make the wrong choices, or will they abandon you? A true friend will encourage you and will even pray for you. Take time today to thank God for the gift of a true friend. If you have more than one friend, you are blessed. We all have at least one friend, and His name is Jesus. He is a friend who will stick closer than any brother.
In Proverbs 18:24 we find these words:
“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”
I read these words and I was almost in tears as I interpreted what the writer was saying. I had tears of joy because I know one who has been with me every step of the way, and it is the Lord. I am also blessed with some real true friends that I can count on. I thank God for them because I am blessed with more than one. I pray that they are blessed by my friendship as well. “Closer than a brother.”
These are powerful words the writer of this scripture used, acknowledging those who call themselves friends. Stop stabbing each other in the back! Learn to be a true friend who encourages and supports each other, no matter what!