So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
Friends are an important part of life. You make friends in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and even in workplaces. Imagine having a friend that’s lasted from a child to an adult, like a best friend. That means that this person was a kind, loyal, and trustworthy friend who you grew to love. Unfortunately this isn’t everybody. Some people will pretend that they care about you and at first seem nice, and then out of nowhere start being rude to you for some odd reason. Maybe they had another friend that didn’t like you and they feel it’s better to be cool than a good friend. Maybe for an adult they just weren’t mature enough, or maybe you grew apart. Not to say adults can’t be rude people too. Perhaps they’re just an evil person.. For example, Shanquella Robinson. She was 25 and she took a trip to Cabo, Mexico for someone’s birthday with her “friends”. At the villa, one of her “friends” beat her in her room and she died.
She suffered a broken neck and a cracked spine. But her “friend” told her mom she had alcohol poisoning. Eventually the fight video came out, meaning that someone recorded this and didn’t do anything. Shanquella refused to fight back. Who knows why she did it. Maybe she was jealous, or she just didn’t like her. A true friend definitely would not do this. Because of things like this, friend is a strong word. Maybe you have an acquaintance, as in person that you know that you occasionally see. Someone that you can say “hi” and “bye” to. Christ defines a friend as…
Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity
1 Corinthians 15:33 – Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners
John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends