Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Being A Friend

I went to find a friend,
But could not find one there;
I went out to be a friend,
And friends were everywhere!


Proverbs 18:24 - A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. 

In this life I have come across people who have complained that they just didn't have any friends or that they didn't fit in anywhere. The above verse is one that I have pondered multiple times, and after reading the above quote last night, I thought on it again: showing yourself friendly. 

If you will determine in yourself to be a friend to others rather than always seeking something in return, you will find yourself one day surrounded by friends--real friends. Some have "friends" because of their status in life, be it popularity or money. However, life happens to all of us--people can lose their riches and fame, and with it they lose their "friends." A true friend is one that is there for you. 

So, my question is: Are you a true friend? Do you find yourself without many friends around? Do you pity yourself? Remember Proverbs 18:24! A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly! If you will be friendly and truly care for others without expecting anything in return, you will be blessed with good friends.


Mary Frances said...

This is soooo TRUE!!! Good post Jen!!! I like that quote, I've never heard it before!!!

Jennifer Connell said...

Thanks, Mary. I read that in a book recently and I liked it! There's truth in it. Thanks for commenting!