The Good Friend and Neighbor (Part 2)

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The Good Friend and Neighbor (Part 2)

The Good Friend and Neighbor (Part 2)

Proverbs 17:17, 27:10, 27:6, 27:9, 27:17, 26:18-19, 16:13, 10:19, 15:23, 17:27

(The following list is continued from last week) According to Proverbs, a Good Friend and Neighbor…

  1.    Will not be fickle.  

Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:10  Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.               

  1.    Can be open and honest.  

Proverbs 27:6  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.


  1.    Will be a good counselor.  

Proverbs 27:9  Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:17  Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.


  1.    Will Be Tactful: Knows when, where, and how to use his words.  

Proverbs 26:18-19  Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Tactful Words Should Be:

  1. Truthful  Prov 16:13  Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.
  2. Few  Prov 10:19  When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
  3.  Appropriate to the Circumstance  Prov 15:23  To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!


  1. Restrained and Calm  Prov 17:27  Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.


Pastor Adam Mumpower