and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings.
Let your acquaintances be many,
but one in a thousand your confidant.
When you gain a friend, first test him,
and be not ready to trust him.
For one sort is a friend who becomes an enemy,
and tells o the quarrel to your shame.
Another is a friend, a boon companion,
who will not be with you when sorrow comes.
When things go well, he is your other self,
and lords it over your servants;
but if your are brought low, he turns against you
and avoids meeting you.
Keep away from your enemies;
be on your guard with your friends.
A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter;
he who finds one finds a treasure.
A faithful friend is beyond price,
no sum can balance his worth.
A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy,
such as he who fears God finds;
For he who fears God behaves accordingly,
ad his friend will be like himself.” —
I was cleaning my room with my music on blast, when my mom rushes in and tells me to read this, “Right now,” on the spot. I started reading it, and it hit me. This is exactly what I needed, & i’m guessing my mom knew that, or a higher power used her as an instrument to let me know that He’s listening and knows what i’m going through.
Thank You Lord, for letting me know that your shoulder is there for me to lean on, and that your my Best friend. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!