STOP AND THINK – A friend is a present you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish writer)

We all like to have friends, the more the merrier. But we must choose them carefully. Not every acquaintance will help to build us up emotionally and spiritually. When we find one who will, we are giving ourselves a great gift that will be mutually beneficial throughout our lifetime. We will enjoy them today and establish lasting, pleasant memories.

The righteous choose their friends carefully (Proverbs 12:26). A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity (Proverbs 17:17).