I sure I am like many of you reading this, I have had too many bad friendships in my life. As I continue to grow in my Lord I do not make the mistake of having bad friendships so much. It is called God given discernment. I have had people try to use me and the ministry for their glory. Not good!
This content about an unhealthy friendship was originally posted by Paul Tripp on www.paultripp.com.
Earlier this month I opened the Bible to Ephesians 4:1-7 and wrote about three trademarks of a healthy, growing friendship. More Here
Love this from ‘Got Questions’
“The righteous choose their friends carefully” (Proverbs 12:26). In Scripture, we see what a true friend should be:
A true friend shows love, no matter what (Proverbs 17:17).
A true friend gives heartfelt advice, bringing joy to the heart (Proverbs 27:9).
A true friend rebukes when necessary, but the correction is done in love (Proverbs 27:5–6).
A true friend influences, enlivens, and sharpens (Proverbs 27:17).
A true friend avoid gossip (Proverbs 16:28).
A true friend forgives and does not hold grudges (Proverbs 17:9).
A true friend is loyal (Proverbs 18:24).
A true friend helps in time of need (Ecclesiastes 4:9–12).