5689 friendlessness

5689 friendlessness

The bitter experience of the absence of friendship, leading to a sense of isolation and despair. It is often blamed on the faithlessness of others or even on God himself.

The experience of friendlessness

The darkness of being alone Ps 88:18 See also Ps 88:8; Ps 102:7; Ps 142:4

Contempt and rejection Ps 31:11-12 See also Ps 38:11

Hatred and loathing Job 19:13-19 See also Job 30:10

Slander and conspiracy Ps 31:13 See also Jer 20:10

Examples of friendlessness

Elijah 1Ki 19:10

Jesus Christ Mk 14:50 See also Isa 53:3; Mt 26:56; Jn 16:32

The prodigal son Lk 15:16

The lame man at the pool of Bethesda Jn 5:7

Paul 2Ti 4:16 See also 2Ti 4:10-11

The undesirability of friendlessness

Ge 2:18; Ecc 4:9-12

Cultivating true friends is the way to avoid friendlessness

1Sa 18:1; Ps 119:63 See also Lk 16:19

See also


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