“A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Pro 18:24)
Business people tend to have a lot of acquaintances but not too many friends. Taking the time to build deeper friendships is a great investment. Character-full friends who will be with you regardless of circumstances have enormous value. Perhaps you too can be a friend like that and enrich someone else’s life.
We are all busy, but when we take the time to invest in others, we find ourselves surrounded by friends. The ones who give and take, who love with reciprocity, who live transparently, and who will hold us in mutual accountability—those are our true friends.
Like all worthwhile things, true friendships develop over time, need care and consideration, and can endure the good times and the bad.
Quick Prayer: Give me wisdom in my friendships please, Lord. Amen.