A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 KJV
Shalom!! I really love this scripture. I love it even more now that I have studied it out and know what or should I say Who it’s really talking about. When I grew up in church they use to sing a song and one of the verses went, “There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus. No not one! No not one!!” Now I know what they meant even though I am not sure about the lowly part. LOL!! But either way the part that there is no friend like Jesus is DA TRUTH!!!
This scripture refers to our natural friends but if you study it out it is really taking about Jesus. Jesus loves ALL THE TIME, Whether you are good, bad, indifferent. Also look at the next portion of the scripture. A ‘brother’ is born for adversity. In the natural this means that a brother, Christian brother included should be a help in adversity. But Jesus WAS BORN for adversity. Jesus was born to take away every adverse situation and circumstance. That is one of the reasons He was born. So while we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we must also keep in mind and heart that He IS our Brother and Friend. He is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother.
All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!