In today’s super busy hyper-competitive world, it seems many of us have forgotten one of the basic lessons of childhood.
If you doubt this, do the following exercise now.
Pull out a piece of paper and write down the number of times in the past month that you have taken time from your busy schedule to actually do something fun and unplanned with a friend.
Next think back to when you were young and try to remember how much time you used to spend with friends.
If you are like most people, you have gone from making time with friends a daily activity to a weekly or even monthly activity.
Fortunately, it is never too late to find new friends, and with the new tools available it is easier than ever to meet online friends.
If you doubt the importance of making new friends, let’s take a quick look at what the Bible says about this subject.
One of the first books in the Bible – Ecclesiastes – has this to say. Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Friends are also true and honest to each other as can be understood from Proverbs 24:26. An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.
Proverbs 27:19 also shows us that a person’s character can be seen from the kinds of friends he chooses. A mirror reflects a mans face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
As can be seen in Proverbs 17:17, a friend is a friend is a friend forever. “A friend loveth at all times.
-Proverbs 27:17 tells us that friends are the key to making friends happy. Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friends countenance.
The following verse may surprise you. According to Proverbs 18:24, not all friendships are destined to last, yet friends are still more loyal than brothers. Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.
As you have probably already learned, a real friend will be there for you in both good times and bad. Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles?- Proverbs 17:17
You shouldn’t get angry if a friend hurts you, because even in hurt a true friend means well. A friend means well, even when he hurts you. But when an enemy puts his hand round your shoulder – watch out! – Proverbs 27:6
And finally, John 15:13 reminds us of the greatesttest of friendship. The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them.
So, no more waiting for tomorrow! Go out and find a few new friends now or click here to check out one place you can get new friends today.
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