Many will say they are loyal friends,

but who can find one who is truly reliable?

Proverbs 20:6

Friendship is an action verb. If it's not, it should be. If your so called "friends" aren't dependable and trustworthy, then, you need to MAKE new friends, because they ain't yo friends (that needed to be said just like that). Is it that we feel like we don't deserve better? Or is it because we haven't been dependable and trustworthy ourselves?

In 1984 a Brooklyn, New York based hip hop trio named Whodini came out with the jam "Friends". Check out the lyrics:

FRIENDS is a word we use everyday

Most the time we use it in the wrong way

Now you can look the word up, again and again

But the dictionary doesn’t know the meaning of friends

And if you ask me, you know, I couldn’t be much help

Because A friend is somebody you judge for yourself

Some are ok, and they treat you real cool

But some mistake kindness for being a fool

We like to be with some, because they're funny

Others come around when they need some money

Some you grew up with, around the way

And you're still real close too this very day

Homeboys through the Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall

And then there's some we wish we never knew at all

And this list goes on, again and again

But these are the people that we call friends

When we first went out together, we barely knew each other

We had no intentions, on becoming lovers

But in no time at all, you became my girl

Me and you, one on one, against the world

Talking on the telephone for hours at a time

Or else I was at your house, or you was at mine

Then came the arguments and all kinds of problems

Besides making love, we had nothing in common

It couldn’t last long because it started out strong

But I guess we went about the whole thing wrong

Cause out of nowhere it just came to an end

Because we became lovers before we were friends


How many of us have them?


Ones we can depend on


How many of us have them?


Before we go any further, let's be


You say you and your girlfriend were so tight

You took her out with you and your guy one night

She even had a set of keys to your home

And you shared mostly everything you owned

But as she shook your hand, she stole your man

And it was done so swift, it had to be a plan

Couldn't trust her with cheese, let alone your keys

With friends like that you don’t need enemies

You wonder how long it was all going on

And your still not sure if your man is gone

You say, well if she took him he was never mine

But deep inside you know that’s just another lie

And now you're kinda cold to the people you meet

Cause of something that was done to you by some creep

But nevertheless, I'll say it again

That these are the people that we call friends

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 (KJV)

Thank God He calls me friend (John 15:15).


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