Friendship is a beautiful thing between others.
Friendship in the Bible can be quoted or described as someone standing closer to you than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). The best Bible verse from scripture on friends says that a true friend, like Jesus, will even give up their own life for you (John 15:13).
Do you have a best friend? Friendship is very different to people, some can have a huge friend group, while others may only have a couple.
What is a friend?
The Bible talks about friendship and its value more than 100 times.
No matter if you have one friend or twenty friendship is so important. Having a healthy friendship is very influential on your well being.
Having a good friend is healthy. Friendship is proven to increase your life span. A good friend can make your self-esteem raise, encourage you, teach/ take you to new things, and be a huge support system for you.
According to the Bible, friendship keeps one strong and grounded. Friends can help one deal with stress. Having a friend who helps you to make healthy decisions is something everyone wants and needs in life. Are you that type of friend?
Here are 10 best Bible verses and biblical quotes on friends and friendship, according to scripture.
1. Friendships are good for the soul.
“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9
2. God sends a friend your way that will care for you.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born adversity.” — Proverbs 17:17
3. A close does not gossip about you.
“A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.” — Proverbs 16:28
4. He who makes light of a bad circumstance that one does.
“He who covers over an offense promotes love but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” — Proverbs 17:9
5. Help friends out.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galatians 6:2
6. Love each other.
“You are my friends if you do what I command, I have appointed you to go and bear fruit that will last this is my command love each other.” — John 15:14
7. A good person is cautious in friendship.
“A righteous man is cautious in friendship. The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous.” — Proverbs 10:29
8. Speaking kind words.
“The lips of the righteous know what is fitting.” — Proverb 10:32
9. Speak friendly, be kind, and you are being a friend by showing these traits.
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” — Galatians 5:22
10. By one’s acts, you will see who you want to associate with.
“By their fruit, you will recognize them, likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit, so thus, by their fruit, you will recognize the acts of people.” — Matthew 7:16