Being a good friend . . . takes reaching out. It takes real-living. It takes being a good listener. It requires being an active forgiver.
As women, we’ve been created with the deep need to be accepted and loved. We are also very emotional beings. Sometimes feelings get hurt and our insecurities rise and conquer.
Here are some quotes I found online and some bible verses about what God thinks about being a good friend:
Luke 6:31 “31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
Romans 12:10 “10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
Ephesians 4:29-32 “29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day ofredemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
Colossians 3:12-14 “12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
Ruth 1:16-17 “16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.””
1 Samuel 18:1-3 “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathanloved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.”
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