A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. --Arnold H. Glasgow
Are you that kind of friend? Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." We can be a great source of strength and comfort to our friends if we take the time to develop a relationship with them. Solomon says that two are better than one because if one falls the other can lift him up; the two can keep each other warm; they can help defend each other from the enemy. (Eccl. 4:9-12) Good and righteous friends can be important assets. We all need a true friend from time to time. Are you one?
"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Prov. 18:24) That is the kind of friend I want.