How to Choose our Friends?
He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20
A friend loves at all times (is loyal), and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go; lest you learn his ways, and get a snare to your soul. Provebs 22:24-25
A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends. Proverbs 16:28
He whose heart is clean is dear to the Lord; for the grace of his lips the king will be his friend. Proverbs 22:11
How to Nurture our Friendships?
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13
Be kind to one another with a brother's love, putting others before yourselves in honour. Romans 12:10
Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Proverbs 27:5-6
Oil and perfume make glad the heart, and the wise suggestion of a friend is sweet to the soul. Proverbs 27:9
So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11