Posted by Travis Berry
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.