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False Friends

Success attracts false friends, but how can you tell, and how should we respond to offers of such false friendship? Ezra 4 describes how the returning exiles navigating exactly those, very contemporary, challenges. And there are a number of truths that become evident:

  • False friends can’t give true help
  • False friendship is expensive to refuse
  • It’s kinder to be a true enemy than a false friend