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How to make GODLY friends by Prudent Joshua founder of PRUDENTJ2.com

 How to make Godly friends; For Children, Youths and Adults

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 ‘‘Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.. And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; threefold cord is not quickly broken’’ ( Eccl, 4:9-12KJV).

In the path of life and on our way to fulfilling our destinies, we always come in contact with people who influenced us in one way or another. As the saying always goes that no man is an island, we will always need people in our lives who contribute to our overall outcome of our lives; these we call friends. Some affect us positively, why others affect us negatively.

Against this premise, it becomes imperative to know how to make Godly friends who can impact us positively and help us fulfill our destinies. To begin, we must first understand the meaning of the word ‘‘friend’’. 

Who then is a friend? 

According to the Oxford advanced learner's dictionary, a friend is someone who is not usually a member of our family, who has the same interests and opinions as ourselves and we will help and support us against All odds. In this definition, notice carefully the words that are highlighted from emphasis.

 A friend shares same feelings, interests, opinions and beliefs with you. So, whoever does not share same interest, opinion and beliefs with you is not a friend no matter how close you are to each other.

 A friend also will help and support you whenever you need him. He is not someone that will harm you but one who helps you to pursue a lifestyle that will take you to a glorious destiny.

 He will always be there for you through the hard and thin of life; not like those who only come to you when you are successful and desert you when things are hard and difficult. About such friends, the Bible says

"There are ‘‘friends" who pretend to be friends but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24

It is important to know that we always become like our friends. If they are bad, it will not be long, we will become bad and if they are good and Godly we also do our relationship become good and Godly. About this, the Bible warns,

"Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul’’. Who was 22 verse 24 to 25 (KJV)

What we become later in life has a lot to do with people we call friends. Since friends have the same interests, opinions and beliefs, we can justifiably say that Godly friends are those who share the same vision, interests, opinions and beliefs about God.


 Their characters and lifestyles as determined by the word of God. So, we can see that's Godly friendship is a relationship between Godly people. Because of their fear of God, Godly friends would not harm you or make you do any other thing that would endanger your soul. They will rather encouraged you, pray for you and correct  you in love.

 To make such friends, you need to take the following steps:

1. Become Godly: 

This is by giving your life to Christ, accepting him as your personal lord and savior. He will come in and change your life, making you Godly. This will help you recognise Godly friends. The beginning therefore is to become a friend of Jesus Christ. This will naturally attract other friends of Jesus to you.

2. Attend Godly meetings:

Every friendship starts from a meeting. Meetings always being like-minded people together to pursue a common interest. Ungodly friendship starts from ungodly meetings such as beer parlours, smoking centres, nightclubs and the likes. In the same manner, Godly friendship begins from a Godly meeting.

A Godly meeting brings Godly people together, while an ungodly meeting brings  ungodly people together. You are very likely to become friends with people you meet often. Avoid evil meetings and companionship when you do not want ungodly friendship but meet often with Godly people if you want Godly friends.

Behind the success of Daniel, we are Godly friends (Shadrach Meshach and Abednego), who also prayed constantly with him (Daniel 2:17-19). They all shared the same faith, interests and opinions about God and about life. Also, Jesus Christ when he felt He and His disciples had come to share same interests, character and opinions had this to say:

"Now you are my friends proved by the fact that I have told you all everything the father told me"John 15:15bLB 

Jonathan was to David a friend who sticks closer than a brother and saved him from the plot of his own father-King Saul (1 Samuel 20:1-end) but ungodly friends will always lead you to do evil that would endanger your life for instance, it was the counsel Amnon got from his friends Jonadab over sleeping with his stepsister (Tamar) that led to his death in a hand of Absalom (II Samuel 13:1-5, 31-33). If Amnon had known that his friendship with Jonathan would shorten his years on Earth, though he was the heir apparent to the throne, he would have stayed away from him.

It will be important to pause ✋ here and ask yourself 

who are my friends? 

What category do they fall into, Godly or ungodly?

Do they share the same interests belief and opinion of God as me?

If they do not meet the criteria for friendship as we have discussed in this article, God is telling you today to "come out from among them be not deceived evil company or communications corrupt good manners 1st Corinthians 15:33" 

You are life is too precious to be wasted by ungodly men who pretend to be friends. May the Lord Almighty help you break every ungodly tie around you so that you can fulfill your God-given Destiny in Jesus name AMEN..

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