There is a big difference between an acquaintance and a true friend. People you simply just hang out with will come and go as I have experienced many times, but true friends are\ people who will always be there for you. Even in the bad times when all hope seems lost. Here are 3 markings of a true friend I have found to be good.
1· Honesty. A true friend should always tell you the truth no matter what. Having someone who is honest is priceless and someone you can not afford to lose.
- Luke 16:10 – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (NIV)
2· Dependability. The people who truly value their friendship with you will keep their words . If you cant count on that friend what do you have?
- 1 John 2:5a – “But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.” (NKJV)
3· Respect & Honor. It is a huge part of a good friendship. If you do not respect someone, their opinions and feelings you will be discounted and overlooked. Without respect, friendship will simply not work.
- Romans 12:10 – ” Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. (NKJV
I feel like these tips have really helped me weed out who should be my good friends and who really don’t belong in that category. Hope you guys all have a good week!
Over and Out
Lindsay A Barth