Epic in Love
Loving Your Friends
1 Samuel 18:1–3
1 After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David.2 From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home.3 And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.
5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
11 He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.