It seems most everyone is desiring to find friends. I have never had any good results in finding good friends, except Jesus Christ. This is what Jesus said about friends. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” ( John 15:13-15). “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24). No man is an Island, we all effect one another, therefore chose your friends carefully, they will have a lasting effect on you. “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27). Be careful, some people will just want to use you. “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:” (Proverbs 22:24). Ask Jesus for the gift of discernment of spirits. A real friend will stick with you through thick or thin, good times or bad in sickness and in health. Jesus and my wife are the best friends I have ever found. Your friends don/t need an explanation and your enemies wouldn’t believe it anyway. Jesus said, he will never leave you or forsake you and that he would be with you always, even to the end of the world.(Hebrews 13:5b & Matthew 28:20). I have found that I don’t need any fair weather friends that distract me from a relationship with Jesus and that includes relatives and myself. Some people are so into themselves that they love themselves so much and think they are so great and cool, that they just worship themselves more than God, who made them, and they are even always taking selfies pictures of themselves. “He must increase, but I must decrease.“ (John 3:30). “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” ( Matthew 10:36-38). “But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6 :4) I guess because if you hang around them a lot they will see what a bad guy sinner you really are and wont respect you or even read what you write, and think, “how could God speak through or use this guy.” Jesus only took Peter and James and John when he went up on the mountain and was transfigured and they heard the voice of God, ( Mark 9:2-4). ” And they all forsook him and fled.”( Mark 14:50). It is better to just have Jesus as your most trusted friend. “Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.”(Job 15:15). My job is just to deliver the message www.answersintheword.com and what they do with it is up to them. Maybe you could try and find a handful of trusted friends, sometimes it’s like finding a needle in a haystack, and watch out for that needle if you do find it, because it can prick you and hurt you pretty bad. May the Lord help you! It’s better to have no friends than bad friends.