1. Jesus calls us friends not servants
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
2. Jesus calls us enemies if we are friends of the world
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
3. Tips on choosing friends
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
4. Tips on being a good friend
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
5. What can damage friendship
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.