Last week I mentioned that my husband and I had several topics we wanted to discuss with our girls in the coming days. We began by talking about the importance of friends.
Here are some basics that we’ve covered.
Bible Verses about
Proverbs 13:20, “He that walketh with wise men
shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must
shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a
Proverbs 27:5,6 “Open rebuke is better than
secret love. Faithful are the wounds of
a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
Proverbs 22:24-25, “Make no friendship with an
angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways,
and get a snare to thy soul.”
Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loveth at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.”
Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man
sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
Proverbs 19:6, “Many will intreat the favour of
the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.”
characteristics of a good friend.
good/bad friendships in the Bible.
(Jonathan/David, Ruth/Naomi, Job’s friends, Amnon/Jonadab-II Samuel
your life of good/bad friendships.
levels of friendships. (acquaintance, casual friend, close friend, best friend)
Quote on friendship: “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those
few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” ~George Washington
What other important principles about friendship would you add?