And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God. James 2:23 NKJV
No longer do I call you servant, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 NKJV
As we were driving down the road my son asked; “Mom am I a friend of God?” My wife answered, “Yes James, you are a friend of God.”
Sometimes in church we worship with the song I am a friend of God. Sometimes we hear that song on the radio. To us it will always be James’ song.
I suppose it does take the mind of a child to think of God as your friend. If it takes the mind of a child to think of Jesus as a friend I hope I never grow up.
It was God who called Abraham His friend. The Lord called Abraham His friend because Abraham had faith in God.
Jesus called the disciples His friends! Jesus told His disciples He would no longer call them servants. He would call them friends because He had made known to them all the things He heard from the Father.
Jesus called His disciples friends because He brought them into the loving relationship He existed in with His Father since before time began!
There is a Native American proverb that says good and evil are twin wolves vying for our souls. The wolf we feed the most grows the strongest. It takes control.
Our son chose a life of sin over relationship with Jesus. It is a decision he makes every day. He turned His back on the friend that sticks closer than a brother. He turned to the lust of the flesh to fulfill his sinful desires.
Sin crouches at his door. It will not prevail. His childhood friend is waiting for that door to open. One day James will invite his friend back in. The friend that sticks closer than a brother will lift James up and restore to him the years that the locust has devoured!
Do you have faith in God? Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? If your answers are yes and amen you are A Friend of God! God is Holy. He is righteous. He is sovereign over creation. God is a friend to all who live by faith in Jesus Christ!
I was asked what my favorite name for Jesus is. I said Jesus is my friend! A woman laughed. I searched my soul that day. I continue to search my soul daily. Am I a friend of God? Yes, I am a friend of Jesus. Friend is still my favorite name for Jesus!
Jesus wants to be your friend. Open the door of your heart to Him!
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