Title: The Kind Of Friends We Want—And Can Be (with tips from the Bible)
Artwork by: YMI X @merrakisstart
Description: Do you ever wish that there could be more to our friendships? More than sharing the same hobbies or interests, or the occasional get-togethers?
Guess what—friendship is not a second-tier relationship in the Bible. Many times, the word “friend” is used alongside “brother” to express that level of closeness. Even God is described as a friend—to Abraham, Moses, Job, and to those who follow Him (Psalm 25:14, ESVUK).
As much as friendship is about what we hope to find in others, it’s also about what—or who—we can be.
Here are five biblical friendships we can learn from.
Do we long for such depth of commitment with our closest friends, to love them as our souls?
Is there a friend who’s waiting for us to extend a helping hand?
How far will we go for (with) our friends?
What would it look like to really “be there” for our friends?
Do we share our visions with our friends, and would we push each other to pursue our godly calling?
This is a friendship that compels us to be “all in”. Since we’ve been entrusted with these truths, are we willing to be true to Him—to give ourselves completely to Him and join in His work?