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Finding a friend in an unfriendly world.  The book of Proverbs chapter 18 and verse 24. "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Friends One thing I have seen and have truly learned in this path I am on is the unique thing of friendship. We navigate this life and if we are paying attention. Certain people come into our way and their is a spark beyond mere acquaintance. There is appeal and self awareness of another likeminded soul. It's a soul thing and if you don't even understand your makeup biologically you may well miss the mark. This is the start of the thing called friendship. Many people don't know much about this relationship, many never know a real friend the entire time they live and walk upon this world. The world isn't a friendly place today. It's hostile and getting worse. So what is a friend and how would you go about getting a friend and being a friend Never mistake the notion that popular is friendship: many comedians and social personalities own popular, but they are often miserable, lonely and self confessed friendless. No one knows of this until they pass. I've friends and I am a friend. Learning about this gift to us in this world is not hard to do. Of course, you need the Unknown Book to get the right eyesight and heartbeat of friendship. Balancing the elements of friendship is neither difficult nor is it hard. But it is work. This world has a friendship that it follows and the price is often more than you expect to pay until it is to late to stop. Now the Unknown Book lays out the whole picture of friendship. If, and I certainly hope that is not the case with you, you are looking for a friend in this life. Go to the Unknown Book and in the pages there you will find out what the criteria for friendship is. Follow the instruction. Job done. Friends show up. Today, we are going to take a dander into the pathways of this friendship thing. Defining friendship When you look into the Unknown Book one of the greatest helps is a concordance: a book that lists all the verses together by alphabetical order, among other things. I use The Strong's Concordance. You can purchase it on Amazon for $10.00 and upwards. Here is how the word shows up in the Book. We will hang these verses on the nail of Provers 18:24 "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." The word shows up in 4 expressions of friend totaling 154 times. Here they are. Friend 99, friends 50, friendly 3  and friendship 2 As you read through the references you learn things. Usually more than you expect, but looking up the verses is an essential element of reading the Unknown Book. Tracking your reading is another thing. If you care to free fall into the Book of God. Friends you find and friends who find you. While we learn of the nature of friendship we are not without example of it as well. When you find a friend or a friend finds you it may take a little while for trust to take place. But the facets of attraction are all there from the start. Time spent together is shared pursuits, support for each other during testing times and more all bring the friendship to fruition. David and Jonathan I pick this one for us because all the elements are there: respect for skill in life and battle, honor, integrity, loyalty, character, flaws and fumbles. David: sets his tone by Goliath, and Jonathan sets his tone at the sharp stones of Bozez and Seneh. These two men loved each other just as men in war and life share the same love. It is not sexual. That is a shallow solution to this friendship. Unless you have this type of friend you miss the mark. That is all I can say about it. I've heard it said this was a homosexual thing. But no... 1 Samuel 18:3 ... he loved him as his own soul.

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