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It's Complicated

It’s Complicated: Besties: Proverbs 13:10&20, 17:17, 18:1&24, 22:24-25, 27:6&19, 28:13, 29:1, John15:13-15

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Four Marks of Dynamic Friendships

1. Integrity

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.

Proverbs 22:24-25 (NIV)

A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

2. Loyalty

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.

Proverbs 18:24 (MSG)

3. Humility

Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 13:10 (NLT)

Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.

Proverbs 29:1 (NLT)

An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends.

Proverbs 18:1 (NIV)

4. Honesty

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Proverbs 27:6 (NIV)

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Proverbs 28:13 (NIV)

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:13-15 (NIV)