The True Friend: Friendship originates in the character of God.
Passage: Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 18:24, Proverbs 19:4
One of the ironies of the digital age is that while we may be more connected to other people we’re struggling more than ever to find deep relationships within the sea of acquaintances that social media has us swimming in.
A recent study revealed that while our social networks have increased we’re having trouble classifying which ones are suitable for important discussions. In other words, the number of close friends have shrunk even though the number of social connections has increased.
Proverbs 18:24 seems to touch on the challenge that this presents, “He that makes many friends does it to his own destruction.”—Prov. 18:24 ASV
It’s as if, for having more friends, we’re bereft of real friendships and it’s hurting us.
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