A true friend sticks with you. The relationship is even closer than that of some family members. Good friends are always welcome in your life, and always want the best for you. They hold nothing back from you and share their knowledge because they trust you. You, in turn, can rely upon your friend and trust him or her to keep your confidence. In John 15:12-17, Jesus informs his followers that the utmost command is to love one another, and then He follows that command with “no one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” He calls us friends because He has shared everything with us through His Word and has held nothing back, including sacrificing His life for us on the cross. He loves us that much, and even more.
When you consider the people closest to you in your life, how much they mean to you, and the special relationships that come with it, you would not want to hold back something as valuable as the message of salvation. A true friend is willing to consider anything from another friend; therefore, be ready to share when the Spirit moves you to do so. Just as the commercial states “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk,” how much more important is it for friends to not want to see their friends miss out on an eternity with you in fellowship with God. Friends don’t let friends live without Jesus Christ.