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Proverbs 18:24  (ID: 1045)

With so many people today facing the problem of loneliness, our need for genuine friendship is undeniable. Alistair Begg unpacks from Proverbs the characteristics of a true friend. Such friends are not contrary but consistent and do not base their connection upon circumstances or status. They are also considerate and avoid contentiousness. While we should all strive to be such friends, no one can perfectly fulfill these criteria save one—Jesus, who alone will never let us down or forsake us.

24A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Copyright © 2024, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.