BeingA Friend Of God

Passage:

“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.”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

http://bible.com/114/jhn.15.15.nkjv

Paraphrase:

“I’m not going to call you servants any longer; as a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing. I’m going to start calling you my friends from here-on-out because I’ve told you everything my Father has told me to tell you: that’s what a friend does.”

Premise:

Jesus befriends us and shares His life and wisdom of God with us. He has made us His friend and chosen us to remain with Him throughout. We don’t have to be perfect to be the friend of God; He is perfecting us. He delights in us and all we are becoming. He sees more in us than is apparent and loves us as we are.

Ponder:

What does a friendship with Jesus look like?

Do I treat Jesus like a friend, acquaintance or stranger?

How can I develop my friendship with Jesus?

Principle:

Jesus makes me His friend because He is a friend of sinners.

Jesus chooses me because of the kind of God He is. He is a kind God, longing to have a relationship with all who would be His friend.

Practice:

I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to Jesus for befriending me.

Because Jesus is my friend, I should be friendly to all especially those who are friendless.

Prayer:

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for choosing me as a close friend. You have changed my view in life and shown me what real friendship looks like. Help me to befriend others who are in need of a good friend.

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