Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life. (Author unknown)

Solomon, the wisest man of his time wrote: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). What would life be like without friends, people who are close enough to encourage and to correct?

The godly give good advice to their friends. . . . A real friend sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 12:26; 18:24)