Episode 328: That's What Friends Are For

Episode 328 February 09, 2022 00:10:27
Episode 328: That's What Friends Are For
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Episode 328: That's What Friends Are For

Feb 09 2022 | 00:10:27

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Show Notes

Human beings were created to be relational, and friendships are an important part of our lives. We need friends—people we bond with in mutual affection. But not just any friend will do; having the right friends is key, and discernment is required: “The righteous choose their friends carefully” (Proverbs 12:26). 

 

Dionne Warwick and friends recorded a smash hit in the mid-1980’s that sang about what friends are for. However, if we want to really gain insight into true friendship, we have to turn to Scripture.In a bonus top ten, we explore ten characteristics of a true friend (according to God’s word). A true friend is one who shows love, no matter what, gives heartfelt advice, corrects in love. Influences, enlivens, avoids gossip and slander, forgives and does not hold grudges, is loyal and trustworthy, helps in times of need, shares feelings, and puts Jesus at the center of their relationships. 

 

Scriptures referenced include Proverbs 12:26; Proverbs 17:9, 17; 1 Peter 4:9; Proverbs 27:5-6. 9, 17; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 22:24-25; Psalm 13:20; Hebrews 10:24; Proverbs 16:28; Romans 1:29-32; 1 Peter 4:8; Colossians 3:13; Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 11:13; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:15; Philippians 1:3-4; Amos 3:3; Romans 5:7-8 and John 15:13.

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