Friends (the short version)

October 30, 2015

balance

FRIENDSHIPS

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 scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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