There Is Nothing On This Earth More To Be Prized Than True Friendship

A couple of weeks ago I was driving in my car and a very good friend of mine came to mind, and at that moment I really appreciated him. Today I came across this quote (or should I say verse) that reminded me of that moment:

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship”.

This is a true saying, no? But is it Bible, or not? It is clear that the Bible places great value on friendship, but there is a bond that is greater that that of a friend and that is the bond of a brother. And in the Church do we not call ourselves brothers and sisters? But what is the measure of a true friend versus the measure of a brother? Read the answer in the full post.

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A Friend Loves at All Times and a Brother is Born for Adversity

A common phrase for those who are friends during the good times is “fair weather friend”. I am sure we have all experienced fair weather friends during the course of our lives, especially if you have attained some new possession, wealth, popularity or a position of authority or influence. “Wow, I have so many friends!” But then what happens when you make a mistake, get into trouble, or lose your possessions and/or status? The way of the world is to befriend those who can help you, but this is not the Biblical nature of friendship.

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