A good friend is an incredible gift from above. It’s that bond that can lift us up when we’re down, celebrates with us in our victories, and provide a shoulder to lean on during tough times.

The Bible is full of remarkable stories of friendship that can teach us valuable lessons on how to be a good friend to others.

What can you learn about friendship from the Bible?

The Bond of Loyalty

Firstly, the story of David and Jonathan teaches us the value of loyalty, standing by our friends no matter the circumstances. A good friend stays true, even in the face of adversity!

Selflessness and Support

Secondly, Ruth and Naomi teach us that a true friend is there through thick and thin. They offer support and care, even in the midst of life’s challenging moments

Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness

Thirdly, from Jesus, we learn that being a good friend means showing kindness and understanding. We should be quick to forgive and slow to judge, just as Jesus was with His disciples.

Friendship Extended to All

Fourthly, being a good friend doesn’t stop at just our inner circle; it extends to everyone around us. We can be a beacon of hope and love to people we’ve never met before.

Mentorship and Growth

Lastly, from Paul and Timothy’s friendship, we learn the significance of mentoring and investing in others’ lives. A good friend is not only someone who cares for us But also someone who helps us grow and become better versions of ourselves.

Final Words

Being a good friend means being there, showing support, Kindness, and being a light in others’ lives.

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Samuel Thambusamy is a PhD candidate with the Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life.