In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. (Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher)

He continues: “The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.” Do you remember how important your childhood friends were? Later, we valued friends who helped us in the years of career and family. Now, what a delight to have our friends’ aid and companionship as we age.

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