The test of a true friend is where they stand during our times of need and adversity. The English writer and literary critic John Churton Collins knew this well.
“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” – John Churton Collins, English Literary Critic
Although this truth is not in the Bible, we do find in the Bible that a friend loves at all times, and that a brother is born for adversity. This takes the idea of friendship and brotherly love to much higher level. Yes, like Collins says, friends will stay by us in good and bad times. But in the Book of Proverbs we see that the purpose of a true brother or sister is to be there in times of adversity; it is what we are born to do.
I encourage us all to be good friends to each other, and to be brothers and sisters to each other, and to stick with each other in both good times and bad.
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October 19, 2010 No Comments
Thought this would be a nice quote for today. Short and sweet, and comforting. The next time someone says a kind word to you, or helps you out, or comes up along side of you as a true friend, know that this is one of God’s ways of taking care of us.
“Friends are God’s way of taking care of us”. – Anonymous
I hope that today you have a friend that is taking care of you!
June 12, 2010 No Comments
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
January 15, 2010 No Comments