I don’t know a lot about pop culture and celebrities, so I’m terrible at any game that requires such knowledge. I’d rather tuck in with family and friends and learn more about them. I love meeting new people and never forget a face, but sometimes forget a name. I’ve learned a lot about friendship over the years and have been blessed with some of the BEST. I hesitate to call any one friend my best friend – not only is that a lot of pressure, but it is limiting!
A few words of advice that come to mind:
- Don’t give up when things get tough.
- Believe the best in each other.
- Give others the grace you want to receive.
- Learn to give but also to receive.
- Cheer each other’s kids on.
- Build each other up.
- Help your married friends to honor marriage.
- Help your single friends to live fully wherever the Lord currently has them.
- Open your heart to a friend’s godly counsel and correction as well.
- Spur one another on to maturity in the Lord.
- Cry with each other.
- Celebrate with each other.
- Pray for each other.
- Make new friends but cherish the old.
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
The Hebrew phrase, “many companions”, could also be translated, “superficial friends”. This is a warning to us in friendship. Quality rather than quantity is the goal. In this social media crazed time, we must guard against superficial friendship. Nothing takes the place of a friend face to face – one who is willing to get in the trenches with you and you with them.