Our friendships are key to living a life of wisdom, and not of folly. The book of Proverbs is full of rich advice to maintaining and growing deep friendships. Adam Barnett continues our study of this book of wisdom by examining five principles of friendship that are vital to understand.
Proverbs | Week 4
October 13, 2019 | Adam Barnett
Friends are dependable.
Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Friends are transparent.
Proverbs 28:13 NIV
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
We need to CRUCIFY our IMAGE!
Friends are safe and trustworthy.
Proverbs 16:28 NIV
A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
Friends are willing to tenderly confront.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Friends are an extension of God’s love.
Proverbs 19:22 NIV
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
1 Samuel 18:3-4 NIV
And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.
2 Samuel 1:26 NIV
I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.