A good friend is faithful
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A good friend gives good counsel
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
Good friends will tell hard truths when necessary
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
A good friend will testify of God’s goodness
Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
A good friend will show pity
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Some friendships don’t last
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
II Timothy 4:10-11
Some friendships are against God’s will
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
To have friends, we must be friendly
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Christ himself is the best friend
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.