“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy” (Proverbs 27:6).
One of the most cherished experiences life can offer is that of a treasured friend; one with whom you share and experience, together, the seasons and chapters of life. It is one from whom you receive even painful words of truth because you know they speak for your benefit. We are a better person because they are part of our life.
In contrast to such a faithful friend, beware of those who offer the kiss of flattery. As portrayed by Judas, such kisses are not what they appear to be.
Blow farewell kisses to those who come to you in deceit. Embrace and nurture your true friends.