STOP AND THINK – In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. (John Churton Collins, 19th century British literary critic)

When you’ve done really well at something—a rare athletic feat, a noteworthy community achievement, a significant financial advance—you no doubt discovered you had a lot of friends you hadn’t known about. But, when hard times come, than you will likely discover who your real friends are—those who come to help rather than to gain something from you.

Wealth attracts many friends (Proverbs 19:4). Everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts (Proverbs 19:6). A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17).