Friends (the short version)

October 30, 2015



Here’s my short list on the topic of friendship

  1. Bad company corrupts good morals.

1 Cor. 15:33. Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

  1. Friends affect us better or for worse.

Prov. 13:20. He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

  1. A true friend favors us by a kind rebuke when it is needed.

Prov. 28:23. He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.

  1. Stay away from a foolish man.

Prov. 14:7. Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.

  1. Don’t make friends with a hot-tempered man.

Prov. 22:24. Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered. . .

  1. A true friends is one who may hurt you at time for your good.

Prov. 27:6. The kisses of any enemy may be profuse, but faithful are the wounds of a friend.

  1. A godly friend can be of great help.

Prov. 27:9. Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs form the earnest counsel.

  1. Jonathan and David had an ideal friendship.

1 Sam. 20.

1 Sam. 20:17. Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

1 Sam. 23:16. Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.

  1. Friendship with the world is hatred toward God.

James 4:4. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes and enemy of God.

1 John 2:15-17. Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

God bless from

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