Do you have people, whom you felt were very dear friends, and yet their words seem to pierce your heart like a dagger? Read with me the following scripture and footnotes to see what God’s Word has to say about a sincere friend.
(Proverbs 27: 6) “Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” (Footnotes) “Who would prefer a friend’s wounds to an enemy’s kisses? Anyone who considers the source. A friend who has your best interests at heart may have to give you unpleasant advice at times, but you know it is for your own good. An enemy, by contrast, may whisper sweet words and happily send you on your way to ruin. We tend to hear what we want to hear, even if an enemy is the only one who will say it. A friend’s advice, no matter how painful, is much more valuable.