Proverbs 27:5-6,9,10,17 – THAT’S FRIENDSHIP!
THE COUNCIL OF A FRIEND – Vss. 5-6, 9
A true friend gives good council, even when that council is in the form of a rebuke (wound).
THE CONSISTENCY OF A FRIEND – Vs. 10A
A true friend consistently maintains his own friendships and the friendships of his parents. See Proverbs 17:17.
THE COMFORT OF A FRIEND – Vs. 10B
A close friend is a greater comfort during a time of sorrow than a relative who has been distant. Romans 12:10,15; Galatians 6:2
THE COMPETENCE OF A FRIEND – Vs. 17
A good friend “sharpens the countenance”. A good friend makes me a better person.
Jonathan’s friendship with David made David a better man. 2 Samuel 1:25-26