Friendships are important, but it does not matter how many friends you have. It matters more what type of friends you have. Some people seem to stockpile friends, but if they do not have any friends who are loyal or dependable, then what good are they? Instead, you should try to develop friendships of the heart like David and Jonathan. These men cared deeply for one another and offered protection and love. They did stick closer than a brother. Fortunately, as Christians, we have our Savior as our closest friend.
And we pray:
Dear God, help me to develop relationships that matter. Give me discernment to choose friends that are loyal and draw me closer to You. Remind me that popularity fades, but true friendships last. When I feel alone, remind me that You are always near and always faithful. Thank You for Loving me unconditionally and laying Your life down for me. Draw me closer to you, O Lord. May I honor my relationship with You by serving You with all my heart, soul, and mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.