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Friends are an essential part of life. When I was a youth minister I would point out to my students that choosing good friends is important. Good friends will encourage growth mentally and spiritually. Good friends will keep you out of trouble. Good friends will instill joy in your life through their companionship and love. The Bible speaks about friendship quite a bit. Proverbs 17:17 says:

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” -ESV

True friends are shown when times get tough. Friends will love you no matter what. No matter the circumstances a true friend will have your back. A true friend offers forgiveness and condolence. However, this isn’t solely about the people around us. It’s about us.

We should be friends that love at all times. I fail at being a loving friend constantly. I allow life to get in the way of having meaningful relationships at times. Loving friends are what we all need to have and need to be.

If you know of friends in your life that love you…thank them. If you haven’t been a loving friend…ask for forgiveness.


About Travis Berry

I am a blatantly honest person who loves to think, read, discuss, and write about God and theology. I have a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Crown College. I work at a church in Houston, TX as a Youth Director and love every minute of it! I am married to a wonderful woman named Becky and we have one amazing child! I have a love for God's Word, and a fervor to live it out in the fullest, and I pray this blog reflects that. Thanks for checking out AnotherChristianBlog!.

Posted on November 20, 2011, in Christianity, Culture, Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. John 15:15- a favorite verse of mine. True friendship should also consist in opening up one’s soul to the other. It is more than just watching a football game or playing a sport with someone.

  2. I also think the way we talk with or interact with our friends (or our insistence on not cultivating friendships) is a great external manifestation of the way we approach our friendship with Christ.

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  2. Pingback: A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17) « Live Like It's Heaven On Earth

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