Pro 27:6Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
King David had an affair, and then killed her husband in battle to hide cover it up. Thank God, David had a friend to help him… and sent Nathan to show David his deceitful heart. We may not like it, but God cares enough about you to find a way of communicating to you when you are wrong!
The worst kind of deception is self-deception. Nathan showed David what he would not tolerate in others was the very thing he was guilty of himself. Nathan took the risk of losing his head to help his friend see the truth and be free of his guilt. Now, that is a sincere friend!
As it is written, John 8:32And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Beloved do you have a sincere friend? One who Is not afraid to speak the truth in love… and loves you enough to help to set you free!?
If you have a sincere and trustworthy friend, you have one of God’s greatest gifts to you. Cherish them! That’s a True Friend!