"And Ittai answered the king and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be." 2Samuel 15:21
My favorite animal friends are Labrador Retrievers because of their personality, they are very loving, kind, loyal, and compassionate. They are good with children and just allot of fun. I tell you this because many animals are a friend to the family, and we all have heard the sayings that "a man's best friend is a dog", and "a true friend is faithful to the end". Ittai was King David's friend, and he stood with David through all of his battles, through all of his sins, and through all of his troubles at home. Ittai was faithful, never leaving King David's side, and always remaining committed to the King. It has been said that, "blood is thicker than water" in reference to the loyalty that family members should have towards each other, but it could be argued that, "friends are thicker than blood", because friends are the most loyal. I know that, Jesus is our faithful friend and that he will never leave us nor forsake us, Hebrews 13:5, and Jesus is faithful unto the end, and I know that a friend sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24. Whenever possible, surround yourself with friends and whenever possible, be that close friend to another.
Make a friend today, his loyalty and committment shall never sway! Be a friend today and show others that faithfulness and life-long committment is the only way!