What would we do without friends?
Adversities in life will help prove who is a real friend. It will expose the
“fair weather friend” (a person who stops being a friend in times of difficulty) and it will bring into your presence a friend for life who you had not connected with in this way before.
Wise Solomon had something to say about good friends and bad friends.
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother…The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray” (Proverbs 18:24; 12:26).
Someone has said. "Friendship is like a soothing ointment for the cuts and bruises of life, a vine that clings to us despite our weaknesses."
What is a friend?