10 Bible Verses On What It Takes To Be A Good Friend

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I was out running the other day thinking about  all I have learned through the years about making and keeping good friends and how most of what I have learned has come straight from the bible. I then began thinking of key verses that have helped me through the years in the area of friendship.

10 bible verses on what it takes to be a good friend

I want to make something clear before I share these 10 verses of friendship that have helped me so much, I am not a perfect friend. I am one moody and  introverted person and thankfully my friends offer me grace and forgiveness repeatedly. However, over a decade ago having moved 1000’s of miles from anyone I knew God began a work on my heart through His word on what it takes to be a good friend and  I started applying it. Since then I have made some of the deepest friendships of my life. Friends who are so close to my heart ,I truly can say they are like family to me.

Here are 10 Bible Verses I Treasure On Being A Good Friend

I am not going to talk about each and every verse, instead I am going to let the verses speak for themselves. When I was working on my own personal bible study on friendship building I had a few of these verses posted around my house to refer to.

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (NIV)

 

1. Good friends must be wisely chosen

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (NIV)

Proverbs 16:28 Troublemakers start fights; gossips break up friendships. (The Message)

2. Good friends don’t gossip

 Proverbs 16:28 Troublemakers start fights; gossips break up friendships. (The Message)

Proverbs 17:17 Friends love through all kinds of weather,and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. (The Message)

3. Good friends are loyal

Proverbs 17:17 Friends love through all kinds of weather,and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. (The Message)

Proverbs 27:5-6 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted,but an enemy multiplies kisses. (NIV)

4. Good friends speak the truth

Proverbs 27:5-6 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted,but an enemy multiplies kisses. (NIV)

Proverbs 27:17 You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another. (The Message)

5. Good friends sharpen one another

Proverbs 27:17  You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another. (The Message)

Proverbs 27:9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. (NIV)

6. Good friends offer great advice

Proverbs 27:9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. (NIV)

Romans 12:15 Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. (The Message)

7. Good friends laugh and cry with their friends

Romans 12:15 Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. (The Message)

Mark 12:31 The second is this; 'Love your neighbor as yourself'. There is no commandment greater than these. (NIV)

8. Good friends practice healthy self love

Mark 12:31 The second is this; ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. There is no commandment greater than these.  (NIV)

Proverbs 25:17 And when you find a friend don't outwear your welcome; show up at all hours and he'll soon get fed up. (The Message)

9. Good friends know boundaries

Proverbs 25:17 And when you find a friend don’t outwear your welcome; show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up. (The Message)

John15:13 This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends.

10. Good friends are willing to sacrifice

John15:13 This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends.

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  1. I really enjoyed this! You collected some AMAZING bible verses. Thank you for this post!

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