It’s important to have good friends. It’s important to have friends who support and encourage good decisions, friends who check up on you to be sure you’re doing okay. Essentially, it is good an important to have friends who actively care about you.
It’s important to be a good friend. It’s important to support and encourage good decisions, and to check up on people to be sure they’re doing okay. Similarly to above, it is good and important to be a friend who actively cares about others.
All of these are done back and forth, and they require effort on both sides. Sometimes they’re done at the same time, sometimes in turns, but willingly and both ways if the friendship is healthy.
On friendship with humans and with God:
Friendship with God