Monday, November 30, 2020
A Perfect Friend
“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God” (Romans 5:11 nlt).
Someone has said that a true friend stabs you in the front, not in the back. We all need friends who will tell us the truth.
For instance, maybe you’re getting ready to leave the house, and you’re not sure whether you’re dressed OK. So you ask some friends, “Does this look good?”
“You look awesome. Let’s go.”
But then you turn to another friend and say, “What do you think?”
And your friend says, “I think you need to change.”
That’s a true friend. Those other so-called friends don’t really care about you because a real friend will tell you the truth.
Though we’ve done nothing to merit it, God has made us His friends. The Bible tells us, “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God” (Romans 5:11 nlt).
We have friendship with God because Jesus made it possible.
Maybe you have a friend that you constantly text or communicate with. It’s an ongoing conversation throughout the day that picks up the next day. That’s what friendship is.
My best friend is my wife (she’s also my prettiest friend). But I don’t get up in the morning and say to her, “Most awesome Honey, please make me a blessed breakfast today.” She’d wonder what was wrong with me.
Instead I might say, “Cathe, I’m late. I’ve got to go. Can you make me something to eat?” She understands that because she’s my wife and my friend.
In the same way, I think we sometimes overly formalize our friendship with God. He’s always there, ready to communicate with us, because friends like to spend time with each other. And He will always tell us the truth because He loves us. He’s always in our corner.
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