Proverbs 27:6 KJ2000 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Solomon gives us wisdom that a true friend will tell you the truth in love, although sometimes the truth hurts. But it is the truth that makes us free! (John 8:32), and a friend does it with good intentions.
Likewise, a frienemy will tell you exactly what you want to hear, even if it isn’t the truth. Which can be harmful!
Jesus often said hard things in scripture to his disciples, but it wasn’t to hurt or harm them. It was to help them!
As a result, those same disciples became Apostles and world changers through the Gospel of the Kingdom!
Last but not least, always remember to encourage and build one another up. Never use words to tear one another down! Especially as believers in Christ! There is enough negativity in the world!
Today, as a friend give someone an encouraging Word that will make their day! God bless!