The central theme of the Bible is about the Friend who sticks closer than a brother, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. However, the Scriptures also teaches several important principles when choosing friends.

One of the most popular is to not be acquainted with people who engage in wrong things and activities. It is not wrong to befriend someone from a different faith, but the Christian should be the one leading his friend to Christ, and not the other way around.

Another principle taught in the Bible is the idea of iron sharpening iron. A good friend is someone who will challenge you, encourage you, and even rebuke you when needed. Choosing a friend is crucial in life’s success.

What other verses in the Bible talk about choosing friends?