HOW DO YOU DEFINE A FRIEND? (5)
A True Friend Stands By You in Your Hour of Need
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
The Greek philosopher, Aristotle said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.”
The opposite is also true. “False friends are like our shadows, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine but leaving us when we cross into the shade. Real friends stick with us when trouble comes.” (John C. Maxwell)
The test of a true friend is this: She is still there standing by you when others have fled! He is there telling you the truth when others are busy flattering and deceiving you. You must have heard it said, “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Thanks for staying with me, if you have been blessed by this, you could check out the other parts of the series. YOU WILL SUCCEED!
Posted on April 12, 2012, in Attitude, Bible, Business, Choice, Destiny, Faith, Friendship, Inspiration, Mentoring, Ministry, Partnership, Purpose, Relationships, Success, Vision and tagged Friendship. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.