“A Brother Is Born For Adversity”
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.Proverbs 17:17 (KJV)
At a time when one seems to have success in all areas of their life, it would be hard to truly tell who is for that man or who is against that man. This is because every one sees his success and hopes to befriend him to receive of those same benefits of his success. But what about when that man hits a low point in life? Will those same ones that was came around because of the benefits of his success still be around?
“For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble.”
“A friend cannot be known in prosperity: and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.”Ecclesiasticus 12:8
As the scriptures state, “a friend cannot be known in prosperity”. How can one be a true friend if all they see is an opportunity to gain success themselves. Once that taste they’re yearning for is no longer there, they will be on to the next successful option. This is the time a man can see his real friends and will be able to expose the fake ones.
In his time of adversity. Again, as the scriptures state “an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.” This will be the time when someone isn’t for you, they will clearly show it because of instead of trying to revive someone, they will let them die out in their adversity. A friend would always lend help to someone in adversity.
A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother. – – PROVERBS 18:24