Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friendship

I have been thinking a lot about friendship lately. True, deep friendship. The kind that has been through the fire of difficulty and come out more refined and stronger. I looked up some friendship verses in Proverbs this morning. These are the verses I don't want to forget. The things I want to practice.

Proverbs 17:9
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:17a
A friend is always loyal
Proverbs 18:24
There are “friends” who destroy each other,but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 27:6
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Proverbs 27:9
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense
Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 29:5
To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.

And to my friends that make my life so much richer, who love me, challenge me, and believe in me when I have failed them time and time again, who have made me better by their presence in my life, Thank you.

5 comments:

Julene said...

Is that NLT? I love those verses, I need that on my wall!

Tawny said...

Yep! NLT. :)

Andresa said...

Those are GREAT verses....let me just say, I feel very blessed to have you as a friend. I love reading your blogs....they ALWAYS make be pause and think about my own life....I like to think of you as my iron sharpens iron friend....what a blessing God did when He introduced us! I see LOONNNGGG lost JULENE left you a comment tooooo....HELLO JULENE!!!

tawny said...

Thanks Adresa, your comment meant a lot to me! You are a comforting friend to me. Your blog always makes me feel loved and cozy. XO

birgitwhelan said...

Hi Tawny! I've just been reminded again recently about the truth of the verse that you mention here, "The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense" (Proverbs 27:9). It's such a gift, the wisdom and counsel of friends who love Him.
Hope you're well :)