25 Bible Verses About Being Thankful for Friends
Today we will be dealing with 25 bible verses about being thankful for friends. In life, we must be thankful for everything. Nothing is a right, we are only privileged to enjoy certain opportunities. The gift of friends is a blessing. When you have good friends it amplifies your progress in life. They are the intercessors that intercede on your behalf when you fall deeper into the pit of the enemy. The scripture recorded that when Apostle Peter was arrested and thrown into prison, the church prayed fervently for him. The church in this context connotes his legion of friends.
The type of friends you have can either make you or ruin you. That’s why it is important that you carefully select the kind of company you mingle with. And when you finally find a group of friends that push you to become a better version of yourself every time, do not let them go. And you should be thankful to God for giving you such good company and you must show gratitude to them as well.
There are so many people who have been misled by the group of friends they follow. So many destinies have been destroyed as a result of the company that they keep. When you have a group of good friends that help you unlock your hidden potential through constant motivation and prayer, you must be thankful for having them. We have compiled a list of 25 bible verses about being thankful for friends.
1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
2. 2 Samuel 3:8
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
3. Leviticus 7:12
If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
4. Job 6:14
“Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
5. Job 42:10
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.
6. Proverbs 17:9
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
7. Proverbs 18:24
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
8. Proverbs 27:9
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
9. 1 Peter 4:8-10
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
10. John 15:12-13
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
11. Job 2:11
When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
12. Proverbs 24:5
The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.
13. Proverbs 22:24-25
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.
14. Proverbs 14:4-6
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
15. Colossians 3:12-14
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
16. Proverbs 27:5-6
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
17. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
18. John 15:12-15
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. 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.
19. Job 29:4-6
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house, when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.
20. Proverbs 12:26
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
21. 2 Samuel 22:50
Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
22. 1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
23. 1 Chronicles 16:35
And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
24. Psalms 18:49
Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
25. Revelation 11:17
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.