Friendship I

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. (Henry Ford)

Pastor David Miller put it this way, “A smart friend knows what’s best. A wise friend does what’s best.” And then he added, “Be a wise friend.” Sometimes it seems easier just to say what is expected or what might make someone feel better. But, best friends are willing to say the hard words in a loving way that will help their friend to grow. 

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense . . . As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:9, 17)