“Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” (Prov. 27:6) NLT
Seeking godly counsel is spattered all throughout Proverbs. It is stated and restated as one of the wisest things we can do.
When we are angry or in the wrong, be wary of those who will give you false advice or flattery.
It is much better to be set straight from a trusted friend whose truth may sting our egos than from someone who will lead us astray by patting our backs and giving us high fives.
We are asked to seek the hard truth. We are asked to seek God’s truths and a friend you can trust will keep your path straight.