Good friends are among our greatest blessings. They may keep us back from much evil, quicken us in our course, speak a word in season, draw us upward and draw us onward. But a bad friend is a positive misfortune, a weight continually dragging us down, and chaining us to earth. Keep company with an worldly man and it is more than probable that you will become like him. This is the general consequence of all such friendships. The good go down to the bad and the bad do not come up to the good.

– J. C. Ryle

True Christian friendship is one of the most precious gifts God has given us on this earth. The Bible says much more about friendship than we realize. To value, cherish, appreciate, and honor our true friends is a great treasure and responsibility. He who would have friends must show himself friendly. May God help us to be loyal, faithful, true and loving friends with those He’s given us, and let us not neglect those friends He has blessed us with. Have we shown our friends lately how much their friendship means to us?

– Mack Tomlinson

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