Faithful friends (Sir 6:14-6:17)

“Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter.

Whoever finds a faithful friend,

Has found a treasure.

There is nothing so precious

As a faithful friend.

Faithful friends are beyond price.

No amount can balance their worth.

Faithful friends are life saving medicine.

Those who fear the Lord

Will find them.

Whoever fears the Lord

Directs their friendship aright.

As they are,

So are their neighbors also.”

Now we see the right kind of friends, faithful friends who are like a sturdy shelter. If you find a faithful friend, it is like a precious treasure beyond price and value. They are like life saving medicines. Those who fear the Lord will find these faithful friends. They will be faithful friends with their neighbors also.