June 7
Making Friends 



With most you simply exchange greetings, others you talk about the weather or the latest news. With some you hang out over favorite drinks. But with a few you are comfortable to listen and feel safe to share who you are. This happens as both work to make the friendship beautiful. Personality attraction causes persons to gravitate towards one another, but that alone cannot guarantee lasting friendship. The Book of Proverbs has important sayings regarding friendship.


Put Into Practice

  1. Faithfulness and loyalty are marks or true friendships.
  2. True friendships are based on truth, not flattery.
  3. A true friend will naturally be good.


Word Study, Weekly Devotional Guide                

Proverbs 17:17; 18:24; 27:6, 9 ESV

  1. Do you agree that a friend loves at all times (17:17)? Please explain your answer.
  2. In what ways is “a brother born of adversary” (17:17b)? Please explain your answer.
  3. What is a danger that can result from having many companions (18:24)?
  4. Do you agree with the second statement in 18:24? Please explain your answer.
  5. Please explain your understanding of Proverbs 27:6.
  6. “Profuse are the kisses of an enemy” (26:6b) – is this about flatterers?
  7. How valuable is a true friend, based on 27:9? Please explain your answer.