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!

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About Yomi Olufiade

My passion, dear friend, is to help you find, follow and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Not only that, I also want to help you achieve tremendous success with your God-ideas and assignment through this medium via the life-changing truths of the Word of God. I’m sure you won’t remain the same again after interacting with me.

Posted on April 12, 2012, in Attitude, Bible, Business, Choice, Destiny, Faith, Friendship, Inspiration, Mentoring, Ministry, Partnership, Purpose, Relationships, Success, Vision and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I just happened to stumble across your site and the article HOW DO YOU DEFINE A FRIEND? (5) Yomi Olufiade. The information you give kind of causes me think. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good job. Great post! “A friend accepts you and loves you just the way you are. A mentor loves you too much to leave you the way you are; mentors may be like tormentors because they may pass you through a furnace to get the best out of you”. I agree with you, true friends stick with you through thick or thin!

  3. “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.” O, how I know this to be so true, Brother Yomi. Thank you for posting this – a reminder we all need 🙂

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