Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow
is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.
The least a true friend can expect of another friend is betrayal and violence. Friendship has nothing to do, and in fact is opposed to these two destructive actions. Friendship has everything to do with trust and common interests and purposes. Friendship is always surrounded by affection and good will. And last but not least, love is an essential part of a friendly relationship. When one voluntarily discards the principles of friendship to turn against a friend through treachery one is committing a heinous act. Betrayal is so evil that often accompanied with lies which makes it even deadlier. We’ve all been victims of a betrayal at some point in our lives and therefore know well how painful this experience can be. The Lord Jesus suffered betrayal by a member of his select group of apostles and although he knew what was going to happen it did not fail to prove a painful situation.
Let us always look for the good of others and let us put the interests of our friends above ours. In this way we will ensure that we will not damage the friendly relationship with which the Lord has blessed our lives. Wise King Solomon said that he “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” and “a friend loves at all times.” So let us cultivate friendships and be aware of all those things that can damage the relationship so we can maintain it for a long, long time. The Lord Jesus said that we are his friends if we do what he commands us. Let us always obey God and we will nurture the best and sweetest friendship anyone can have, that with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To God alone be the glory!