Promises Associated with His Name – Friend

Absolute Friends is the title of a novel by spymaster John Le Carre. It chronicles the relationship of two friends who become spies during the Cold War and beyond. Unfortunately for both men, their absolute friendship leads to their mutual destruction. And so it is with some relationships, though usually on a less dramatic scale. 

I know a father, for instance, who is very worried about a friendship his twelve-year-old son has recently forged, aware as he is that two rebellious adolescents usually hurtle downhill faster than one. This father knows that friendships are rarely neutral and that they usually take us somewhere, either up or down. Even the best friendship can take a downward turn at times because it is forged by two imperfect people. But what happens when the equation changes, when one side of the friendship consists of someone who is absolutely perfect? Doesn’t it have the potential, depending on our willingness, to always take us upward? Thank Christ today for being the only Friend capable of loving you always. Let his friendship bring joy to your heart. 

Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. 

Proverbs 27:9 – Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. 

Recall that God speaks to his friends. (Exodus 33:7-11) Pray for Christ to watch over you. (Job 29:2-6) Consider that a cord of three strands is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) Remember that it is possible to betray Christ’s friendship. (Matthew 26:47-51) Consider how Jesus befriends sinners. (Luke 5:17-20) Recognize Christ as your Friend. (John 21:4-7) Act like Christ’s friend. (James 2:20-24)






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