Below are some additional interactions on the article: Good Friends. Read it first.
Check out the geographical location of Daniel and his three friends (Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah) in the story. Later, Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den, but survives the night because God closes the mouths of the lions. His friends did a lot of praying for him, too! View the map. What present-day country did this take place in? Does that surprise you?
Take this “Good Friend” quiz to see if you are a good friend. How do you think the qualities of a good friend in this quiz match up with what the Bible has to say about good friends?
Write a short story (2–3 paragraphs) of something a good friend did that shows how good a friend they are to you and post it to our Facebook page.
Proverbs 24:26—Good friends tell you the truth
Daniel 2:14–19—Good friends listen to you and pray for you
Proverbs 12:26—Good friends provide guidance
John 15:13—Good friends are willing to sacrifice for you
Job 42:7–11—Good friends pray for you, comfort you and support your needs
Luke 7:1–10—Good friends speak on your behalf
Luke 4:40—Good friends take care of you
Small group guide:
Large group guide:
- Write down a list of ways are you trying to build ‘good friend’ qualities into your own life? Describe what that looks like for you.
- If you know that Proverbs says that a good friend gives an honest answer, what situation and which friend comes to mind that you need to call, see, or text and give them an honest answer about that situation? Stop now and do it! Explain that you you’re being honest because you want to be a true friend.
Write a letter (yes, real pen and paper) to a good friend thanking them for their friendship. Express to them character qualities you see in them that scripture says are those of a good friend.