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Choose Friends Wisely

  • Many say, “My loyal friend,” but who can find someone worthy of trust? Proverbs 20:6 NAB
  • The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin Proverbs 18:24 AMP

Ways of making friends

  • Being Friendly: A man who has friends must himself be friendly Proverbs 18:24 NKJV
  • Giving Gifts: Many will seek the favor of a generous and noble man, And everyone is a friend to him who gives gifts. Proverbs 19:6 AMP
  • Be willing to overlook offence & forgive: A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17 AMP

True Friends

  • Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, urging them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Daniel 2:17-18 BSB
  • And at Daniel’s request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to manage the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained in the king’s court. Daniel 2:49 BSB

Best Friend

  • there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 AMP
COMMENT: This refers to the Lord Jesus. See also

  • And so the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Exodus 33:11 AMP


Father God, Please give me genuine friends like Daniel had. 
In Jesus Name