Pro 18v24 – The faithful friend

Recently someone I know unexpectedly lost their dog. It was really devastating as the bond between master and dog was remarkable. They loved each other and had been inseparable for many years. Whenever the master left, the dog would wait for his return and joyfully welcome him back. The dog showed the selfless commitment that few humans exhibit, giving all its care, love and attention to his master. It’s no surprise dogs are referred to as man’s best friend, and that the loss was so grievous. It reminds me of the proverb – “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24). Dogs exhibit a selfless love and commitment that is rare. Jesus said, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15). Jesus is the friend closer than a brother. The friend committed to us, even giving his life in love for us. Will you be a friend like this to him, waiting patiently for his return, showing loyalty and kindness to those around you? If you are in need of such a friend, rejoice, for what a friend we have in Jesus. Open Bible –,