Good friends are hard to find and keep! Not only does it take time to nurture a relationship, but it can also take emotional, financial, and physical resources too. You can have close friends and acquaintances. You can have friends that are in your family, neighborhood, work, and church. You can also have friends you’ve never met in person before, like those in our Bible Journaling for Beginners Community. There are so many ways to get connected!
I have found tremendous blessings in all of my relationships. The close relationships that I have take work, and I’ll admit that I’m not always good at playing my part. Especially, when I get so engrossed in my work and family duties. Over the last few years, I’ve realized that without margin in my life, it’s difficult to be a good friend to anyone. So, I continue to block off time to meet with friends and nurture those relationships.
The Bible has a lot to say about friendships. We all need friends! In the verses below, you’ll see the work that’s involved. You have to look after, help, listen, and love each other. You have to be there when one falls down. You have to give wise counsel. It’s not easy! Friendship goes both ways. As the old saying goes, “it takes one to know one.”
Bible Journaling Ideas – Bible Verses About Friends
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
9Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Let’s take a look at Proverbs 17:17 in the Beautiful Word Bible
Proverbs 17:17 in the Inspire Bible
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
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