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The Right Type Of Friends

Everyone wants friends. We make chances to spend time enjoying our friends. We often make choices so that we won’t lose our friends. They are pretty important to us and the Bible recognizes that too.

All types of relationships involve different levels of friendships. In fact, God spends a great deal of time instructing us on the importance and methods of choosing the right kinds of friends because there is the continual danger of damaging a good name by wrong friendships.
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
I Corinthians 15:33 New International Version
Not only do our friends cause others to make judgments about our character, but they also influence us to make judgments about basic decisions in life.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 13:20 New International Version
How can we find true friends? Friends often share likes and dislikes, interests, pursuits, and passion but we also have friends who are exactly the opposites. What is important is that we are familiar our friends’ personalities and recognize them.

“Birds of the same feather, flock together”, is this true? We have circles of friends. Each circle represents one of the personalities we have. We act differently in each circle. Which circle is the biggest?

Important Factors In Friendship

Relationship – the attributes that linked us with our friends. This could be similar or complimentary behaviors and shared memories.

Trust - we need someone we can share our lives, thoughts, feelings, and frustrations without worrying that those will end up somewhere the following day.

Accountability - real friends encourage one another and watch over each other.

The Scripture tells us that a friend sticks closer than a brother:
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24 New International Version
In order for one to be a friend, one must show themselves friendly. The question is: what type of friend do you desire to be?
Originally Posted On 3/28/08 3:50 AM


  1. good research elyong galing pa sa bible yan ah! alam mo, i don't have many friends, konti lang, a few great friends will do. sabi mo nga, malaki ang factor ng friends sa buhay kaya dapat choosy mahirap na!

  2. at last nakapagpost narin! Nice ha. biblical talaga. Ako kasi I'm n ot barkadista, mostly sa bahay lang. Buti na lang member ako ng Youth for Christ.

  3. ika nga...tell me who your friends are, and i will tell you who you are..


  4. @prinsesamusang, it's good to know a lot of people but we can't be a good friend to everybody. We don't have much time to spend for all of them... that's why we only choose a few good ones to spend time with.

    @MingMeows, di ko nga alam eh kung bakit di ako nakapag post.. hehehe, nakatulog lang ako, pag gising ko lumipas na pala ang isang buwan.. hahaha

    @Anonymous, akala ko tell me who your friends are and i'll tell you who my friends are para barkada (according to aiai de las alas) hehehe

  5. sabi nga nila its better late than never.... or we can look to the other angle na maybe it happened for you to learn something in your life
    have a great day elyong

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  7. totoo yan, nakakahawa talaga ang ugali ng friends. but its hard not to make friends with people around you specially sa work, because we cannot choose our officemates. hehe

  8. Let's put that to the test, shall we? He-he. Let's be friends then.


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