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)
In Christ, we can be accepted as His friend. It’s no secret that a good friend is hard to come by. Not to many people would turn away the chance to have a dear friend. However, to often instead of associating ourselves with good “friends” we get acquainted with people who tell us what our itching ears want to hear. Christ in the verse prior to this one said, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” A statement of truth meant for the betterment of us not for His selfish gain and definitely not what our itching ears want to hear. Our part or responsibility in this was clearly stated, we are to be obedient to His commands opening the door for us to go from mere servants to friends as He closes the gap between the Heavenly Father and us.
Closing Thought: We must never doubt that we do have a friend in Jesus, someone who cares. A full time companion on-call 24 hours a day seven days a week. There to see us through whatever comes along in life. He’s not going to beg us to be His friend, we don’t have to beg Him to be our friend, the terms are laid out, and the choice is ours. Which is it going to be, friend or foe?
Copyright 2007 by Karen J. Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing Company