Got Friends?

"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Prov. 18:24 NKJV)

  1. Friends take time TO LISTEN;
    "Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." (Is. 65:24 NIV)

    "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him." (Ps. 91:15)

  2. Friends will tell you THE TRUTH, as well as what is true.
    "Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy." (Prov. 27:6)

    "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." (Phil. 4:8)

    • A friend is someone who knows all about you and LOVES YOU anyway.
      "Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." (Prov. 17:9 NLT)

  3. Friends won't hesitate to walk into BATTLE with you.
    "Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. . . And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart." (Eccl. 4:9-10,12)