Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man's counsel is sweet to his friend. Proverbs 27:9
Yesterday, I had coffee with an "old" friend I've known for over 15 years. I am sincerely blessed to have her, as well as other godly friends, surrounding me. Their counsel IS sweet because they share truth and that resonates with my spirit. They don't simply nod and smile because truth doesn't always prompt nods or smiles. That's my kind of friend and that is the person I will go to for counsel.
Deliver me from the "yes" crowd. They mean well, but stunt spiritual growth faster than the wisteria grows in my yard (and that's lightening fast!).
How about you? Do you find comfort or discomfort in the midst of those who always agree with you? Why is that?