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Attributes of a True Friend

Proverbs 27 describes attributes of a true friend, and we clearly see these in the way Christ responds to us. By looking at these characteristics, we can also glean ways we should be responding to and treating our earthly friends. Listen to the podcast and learn if you are displaying these characteristics to the people you call your close companions.

Listen to the full episode here.

Here is a brief summary of the points:

  1. Jesus’ wounds are faithful.
    My wounds to my friend must be gentle. Do it with love and don’t share it with others.
  2. Jesus’ counsel is fitting. James 1:5
    My counsel to my friend will be hearty counsel from God’s Word.
  3. Jesus’ grace is far-reachng. Prov. 27:10
    We should reach out and exclude no one.
  4. Jesus’ manner is favorable. Prov. 27:14
    Our manner to our friend should be gentle and kind.
  5. Jesus’ presence is first-rate! Prov. 27:17
    Iron sharpens iron, so we will brighten the countenance of our friend.

Proverbs 27 is full of such godly wisdom regarding friendship. You can read the chapter here.

If you don’t have a friend like this, can I encourage you to BE this kind of friend to someone else? The old adage really is true, in order to have a friend, you must be one. To whom could you gift this gift today?

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