Proverbs (6)

1478502000I have several friends that I have known for a long time. These people have been my friends for many years. But sometimes these friends make me upset. When that happens I feel like I want to say something hurtful to them.
Our Bible Reading today teaches us what to do in situations like that. Verse 12 says, “Stupid people say bad things about their neighbors. Wise people know to be quiet.” Often it is best for us to keep quiet and show love and compassion to our friends.
Verse 13 also gives us some good advice about friends. “People who tell secrets about others cannot be trusted. Those who can be trusted keep quiet.” When a friend shares a secret with us, we should be trustworthy and not tell the secret to other people.
Thank God for your good friends. Treat them with love and respect.