Friendships today are not what they used to be. Nowadays, a “friend” can be any person we have a few conversations with, work with, or “like” on Facebook we call “friend.”
We’re not saying this is anything bad, but because the word friend is thrown around carelessly, the real meaning behind a Biblical friendship is lost.
“To become another’s friend in the true sense—is to take the other into such close, living fellowship, that his life and ours are knit together as one. It is far more than a pleasant companionship in bright, sunny hours. A genuine friendship—is entirely unselfish. It seeks no benefit or good of its own. It does not love—for what it may receive—but for what it may give. Its aim is “not to be served—but to serve” (Mark 10:45).”