“You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.”Proverbs 27:17 MSG
You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. The older you get is the better understanding and appreciation you will have for –quality vs quantity in friendships. The quality of your friends is more important than the quantity of friends found within your circle. The qualities you look forward to in your friends must first be present in you.
Here are some guidelines quotes: “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.” “Birds of a feather flock together.”
The scripture says, “You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.”
Your friends should mirror who you are – one friend learns from the other, therefore, good friends should alway challenge you to be a better person.
Qualities listed below can help us maintain great friendships:
- Loyalty: A loyal friend will stick with you no matter what the situation may be. You can always count on them being on your side.
- Trustworthy: True friends should be able to discuss and share secrets and dreams without the fear of it being revealed to others.
- Forgiving: Friends can talk about the fights between them, then forgive each other, and move on without harbouring ill thoughts. The relationships should never feel strained after discussing a disagreement.
- Dependable: you should be able to count on a friend showing up during difficult times. Friends who are only there with you during good times are surely not dependable.
The scripture teaches that, “Bad company corrupts good manners.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
Life should never become too busy that you can’t make time for great company. But, if your circle of friends keep you from getting closer to God because of their planned activities – then you’ve got a choice to make.