James 4:4 “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Suggested Reading: Luke 11:5-8
🔴WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS!
A friend is somebody that is emotionally close, an acquaintance, and ally, an advocate of your cause, patron, contact, colleague, associate, comrade, or a pal.
In Luke, chapter 11:5-8, one of Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray as John had taught his disciples. As Jesus taught more about prayer to them, He also gave them a lesson on friendship when asking them a question.
What kind of friend are you? Are you a superficial friend? Or a friend when the going gets tough – you’re gone – aka fair-weather friend?
Knowing someone well does not always translate into friendship. However, having a friendship with Jesus gives us true loyalty, closeness,
faithfulness, and the insurance of blessed assurance that you have a friend that will stick closer than a brother. Is Jesus, your friend?
Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Let us pray: Lord, you taught us that a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Please increase our faith and our capacity to grow in your word, prayer, worship, and thanksgiving for you, our creator, and redeemer. Thank you for your friendship and the love you have shown and continually show us. Amen
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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