The Bible is full of amazing stories about friends who faced life together while obeying God’s commandments. David’s best friend was Jonathan, a friend who truly stuck "closer than a brother." Jonathan was loyal to the point of risking his own relationship with his father King Saul. Prophet Daniel had three best friends named Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. These friends even walked into a blazing furnace to stay faithful to God in a nation filled with idols. Prophet Elijah’s close friend was Elisha, who walked with him everywhere until Elijah had to go away. Jesus set the prime example for his disciples in love, action, and speech. Christianity Daily compiled a list of ten verses in Scripture that shed light on the importance of having good friends. National Best Friend Day is on Monday, June 8.

10 Bible Quotes About Friendship:

1) “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31

2) “Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.” – Romans 12:10

3) “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? read more.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

4) “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

5) “A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24

6) “Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17

7) "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

8) “Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” – Proverbs 27:5-6

9) “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.” – Proverbs 15:22

10) “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.” – Proverbs 27:9