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.
-Abraham feared God and through faith it was accounted to Him for righteousness. He was called a friend of God for he believed in Him and obeyed what he was commanded, coming to a point of sacrificing his only son. We know that the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith” (Rom 1:17). We have therefore been justified through faith in Christ and brought closer to the Father through the covering by His precious blood (Rom 3:22).
Friendship can be classified into two, friendship with God and friendship with man. We obtained friendship with God through His love; when He sent His only begotten Son Jesus; to bear our sins on the cross that we may be liberated from eternal condemnation and be reconciled to the Father. Friendship with man is also the plan of God which exposes us to love for one another, companionship, encouragement, consolation, advice, sacrifice, interaction, joy etc. As much as friendship has been ordained by God; caution should be taken when choosing our friends. Some friends may transform to become our enemies (Ps 41:9), others can lead us astray (Prov 13:20) and only a few can stick closer than a brother (Prov 18:24). Through the law of love for God and for our neighbours; we accomplish both. On this same wavelength, we are called to carry each other’s burdens which is also a fulfillment of the law of Christ (Gal 6:2). It is key to note that Jesus is our greatest friend and calls us to cast our burdens unto Him and to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; for nothing can separate us from His love.
Thank You Jesus for loving us with an everlasting love, we rest secure in Your arms. Thank You for making us Your friends through Your grace; great is Your merciful love. In Your presence there is fullness of joy, peace and mercy, we rejoice in You. We cast all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus for care for us. Answer all our prayers, supplications and hearts desires Jesus; our Father and Friend. You have called us to love You and our neighbours as ourselves, fill our hearts with Your love. Give us genuine friends as grow from faith to faith according to Your great wisdom Lord. Be exulted in all the heavens and earth Jesus; now and forever. Amen
FB Page: Revelation of the Word