Friendship isn’t sycophancy or blind loyalty; neither is it a mindless and sentimental endorsement of bad behaviour.

The joy of having a true friend should stem from the confidence that they can speak truth to us, inspire us to push harder towards the pursuit of purpose, as well as call our attention to areas where we may be falling short in behaviour or character.

Many people dig deeper into the ‘dark hole’ either because they don’t have quality friends or maybe they never listen to good counsel.

A friend’s honest comments may hurt you, but an enemy’s kisses are over the top.’
Proverbs 27:6 FBV

Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Proverbs 27:6 NLT