A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – Proverbs 17:17
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24
We all have people in our lives that claim to be our friends. But how many of us have friends like in the above verses? Those are our true friends.
I have had a few friends like the above verses describe. Some are still alive, some are with the Lord. I still love each and every one of them to this day. For the past year, God has blessed me with a new friend. Wendy. Wendy and I have enjoyed a lot of good times together and we have endured a few rough times together as well. I have come to love her “as my own soul”. She sticks closer to me than “a brother”.
Another good friend of mine is a man named MS SWEAT. Though we have never met in person, he has been a constant source of support and encouragement to me. He “shewed himself friendly” to me and he has never met me. This tells me what a wonderful friend he makes in person.
Jesus is my Ultimate Friend. He laid down his life for me so that through HIM, I might obtain eternal life. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
How about YOU? Do you have friends that you love “as your own soul”? Do you have friends “that sticketh closer than a brother”? Are you “shewing yourself friendly to them”? Why not take some time right now to give thanks to God for such wonderful friends? Is Jesus YOUR FRIEND? Why not thank HIM right now for all HE has done for you.