A godly friend can be of great help
"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel" (Proverbs 27:9).
Jonathan and David had an ideal friendship
"And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself" (1 Samuel 20:17).
A true friend favors us by a kind rebuke when it is needed
"He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue" (Proverbs 28:23).
A true friend is one who may hurt you at times for your good
"Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses" (Proverbs 27:6).
Friends affect us for better or for worse
"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm" (Proverbs 13:20).