(Proverbs 27:10 KJV) Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
Friendship. How do you define it? When does someone cross the line from being an acquaintance to being a friend? These are questions I have trouble answering. I feel at times that I “forsake” (5800a) people who were once “friends” (7453).
I have one friend, going through a hard time, who told me not to come by any more. How long do I respect that wish? I have another that has gradually drifted away because we don’t have much in common any more. I am an introvert. I don’t need to be with people. This is telling me that I need to be what I am called to be, not what I feel like. I hate phones. I need to make calls in spite of that. There is a whole world of action I need to take.
So? Check to see if it is an issue for you. Someone might need you.