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Life Coach Wisdom from the Proverbs

“Ointment and perfume delight the heart, and the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.”

-Proverbs 27:9

In other words, the heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. When we sit down to talk to a real friend, during that process of communication, we reveal ourselves to one another. We say what we really think and make ourselves vulnerable to each another. The intimate relationship of true friends requires an open dialogue and trust.

When we ask for the advice from a friend, we trust that our friend has our best interest at heart. We don’t have to second-guess their motives. We may take their advice or not, but we can count on their desire for our best.

Being a true friend means that we triumph with our friend in their victories and share their sorrows and disappointments too. A friend is not jealous of our success nor rejoices in our failures. How many true friends do we have at any given time? How many true friends do we have in a lifetime? Being a true friend is something to be treasured.

I have a friend that I value counsel from. I can tell her my thinking on a matter and ask her for her advice. I can trust that she is telling the truth as she sees it. If, on occasion, she knows it is not what I want to hear, regardless, she will tell me the truth. How valuable is that kind of relationship, and how rare! It is truly something to be treasured.

Action: Seek to be a true friend and welcome a true friend when you find them.


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