How to Determine a True Friend


             Ellen J. Barrier

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.  ~ Aristotle

Make no friend with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: lest thou learn his ways, and get snare to their soul.  Proverbs 22:24, 25 (K.J.V.)

(1)    something by which one is entangled, involved in difficulties, or impeded (2) : something deceptively attractive.
Definition Source: Wikipedia encyclopedia


King Solomon explains very clearly the characteristics of true friendship by stating, “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Proverbs 18:24

A true friend is not someone who is going to leave you when you are in desperate need.  They will always be with you when family members aren’t there for you. They are always ready to listen, when you need to express your innermost feelings.  You can depend on them to keep your personal information secured. They will protect you.  A true friend loves unconditionally. They never expect anything in return for the things they do  A true friend is very rare. When one is found, they are held close within our soul, because they and we are one.  Their love is not romantic, they aren't necessarily of the same gender, and aren’t always of the same ethnicity.  A true friend is sometime of different ages. There is a respect for each other that can never be blemished. And an everlasting bond that is never broken.

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