We are friends of God. Does that blow your mind? This truth fills me with joy.
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. (Jas 2:23)
Abraham’s faith in God qualified him to be called the friend of God. All who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior are also friends of God, as the Scriptures teach us.
And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. (Lk 12:14) Jesus warns us, His friends, to beware of those who can harm us spiritually rather than physically.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Pro 17:17) Jesus is the Friend who loves each one of us at ALL times! And in adversity or trouble, He will fight for us.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (Joh 15:13) Our Friend, Jesus, has laid down His life for each and every one of us. Glory to God!
You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. (Joh 15:14) When we obey Jesus and His teachings, we may rest assured that we are indeed His friend.
No longer do I call you servants, 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. (Joh 15:15) Jesus has taught us everything that He heard from His Father God; and in doing so, has made us His friends. Rejoice in the knowledge that each of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior and Lord has become a friend of the Most High God–the Living God!