Date: May 22, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

Friendships are an important part of every person's life.  Therefore, it is wise to take time to evaluate our friendships in light of the Bible to see if they are good or bad.  Let's answer a few questions about friendships.

  • How can I determine if my friendships are good or bad?
      • Think about your friends and ask:
    • What kind of advice do they give me?
      • 2 Samuel 13:1-5
      • Proverbs 27:9
    • Should I follow their example
      • Our friends will influence us
        • Proverbs 22:24-25
    • Are they primarily interested in helping me or themselves?
      • Proverbs 14:20
    • Do they encourage me to do evil or to do what is right?
      • Proverbs 1:10
      • Proverbs 27:17
    • Do they agree or disagree with my desire to serve God?
      • 1 Peter 4:4
      • Mark 3:21

Conclusion:

Take time to examine all of your friendships in light of what God says.  Be sure that your friends can help you, and determine to be the kind of friend that will help others.