God's Love


  "Ye are my friends,
 if ye do whatsoever I command you."
John 15:14
Our Friend, Jesus
Real loyal friends are few ~ while keeping friends is difficult. How truly blessed is the one who has true friends! We should value God's gift of "good friends." Good friends reduce our sorrows and multiply the joy we share.

"And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle."
Exodus 33:11

God Himself was the best friend Moses ever had. God spake with him "face to face." He chose Moses to represent Him before Israel; He supplied him with courage to work a monumental task! Above all, God loved and forgave Moses' sins! ~ Joshua must have been a great comfort to Moses too. He was a kindred soul with whom Moses could share the privileged moments of communion with God.

Everyone ready now? I'm going to let YOU do a little Bible Search ~ (please note, I'm not slacking off here, it's just toooo much to type)! Turn in your Bible to 1Samuel. Read chapters 18 through 23 (this
can be your scripture reading for today!).

Now, consider Jonathan and David: The world celebrates theirs as the ultimate friendship. They show that a friend is committed in words and actions (18:4). A best friend is loyal, putting everything on the
line to speak on his friend's behalf (19:1-5). Jonathan was a faithful friend (23:17), and he loved David as himself (18:3). Touching, don't you agree?

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Now, this is the most loving passage in the Bible! What greater love for friends could possibly top this? God revealed His GREAT love to us in giving HIS SON, JESUS, who in love for us, endured utter
friendlessness on the cross at Calvary, so that we might enjoy God's peace and friendship ETERNALLY!

Now, let's look at the type of friendship the Lord wants us to avoid:

"Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go." Proverbs 22:24; "An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man abundeth in transgression." Proverbs 29:22; "As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife." Proverbs 26:21; "A wrathful man stirreth up strife:
but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife." Proverbs 15:18;
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?
whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4

Faithful, loyal, committed, loving ~ this is the kind of friend Jesus desires and deserves: Friends who are faithful and true; He delights in friends who are loyal to Him and speak up for Him; He wants friends
who are committed in more than words; He wants friends who love Him even as they love themselves. What kind of friend are you to Jesus?



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