Posted by: Rolf | March 23, 2012


Do you always try to put your friends in the best light around others—or do you gossip about them? Friends should never talk behind each other’s backs or spread unfavorable information. He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends (Proverbs 17:9). For any relationship to grow, you must be able to trust each other.

We are to show our friends the courtesy we would want them to extend to us. A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). To have good friends, you must be a good friend. All that you want from your friends, you must give as a friend.

The Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary states, “Friendships must be cherished by mutual conversation and kindnesses, without which their beginnings are soon dissolved. He who is friendly will have friends. There is no feeling which more exacts reciprocity than love.”

In His Grip and Serving Grace…


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