James 2:23 

And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Have you ever had a friend that you just felt you understood? Maybe you had a best friend that was a sibling, or a lifelong acquaintance. You felt you could share anything in the world with them, and it wouldn’t offend them or turn them away. The Scripture says that God considered Abraham His friend.

What an extraordinary honor for Abraham, to be called the friend of God. But did you know that Jesus said the same thing about you? John 15:15 says, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

You are considered the friend of God because He shares with you His Word, and innermost secrets from the Message of the Hour. He trusts you enough to let you see the revealed Word that was hid from the eyes of the wise and prudent (Luke 10:21). This should make us feel very special indeed.

Are you spending time with the Friend who bled and died for you? He wants to share things with you, just as we do with our closest friends. If you will only lean on Him, and trust His promises, He will make known His glory to you.

Remember, you are a friend of the Lord.

59-1122 - “Who Is This?”

What if Abraham would've took what it looked like, twenty-five years waiting for a promise that God gave him? Why, he'd have never had the baby. They'd have never—he'd never been the father of little Isaac. But he believed God's Word and wouldn't turn It loose. But he watered it day and night, strong, giving praise unto God. Oh, when Sarah would say, "Honey, it's been twenty-five years ago since the promise was made, here I am nearly a hundred." He'd say, "Praise God, we're going to have it anyhow, 'cause God said so, and that settles it." That's right. He knowed the nature of God because he was a friend of God. He knowed how to take Him, because he knowed that His promises, no matter how foolish they looked, or how simple they looked, or how unreasonable they looked, they were true because God said so, and that settled it forever.

That's the way every seed of Abraham does today. That's the way the borned again Christian does today. No matter what the world says, what science says, what they say, this, that, or the other, God's Word stands above it all. And they're looking at His Word and what He said to be the truth. It doesn't matter if they say today the world can't be burned up, and the dead, or them bodies can't rise again. God said so, and that's the truth; that settles it forever. God said so, and we keep our eyes on what He said.

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