A True Friend

According to James 4:4, friendship with the world is enmity with God. This means that we are not to be involved in the world’s sins. Wrong relationships can entice us and even become acceptable to us over time.

It was no small thing for God to call Abraham a friend (James 2:23). It meant that his devotion and trustworthiness to God were unmistakable. The relationship was crucial. In fact, God desires that kind of relationship with each and every one of us. We can develop a genuine relationship with God through Bible study and prayer. It is critical that we have a relationship with Him. Jesus Christ declares that we can be His friends if we obey everything He says (John 15:14).

Being a true friend entails being present when everything is falling apart as well as when everything is going well. When things get tough, we don’t give up. Abraham was a true friend of God because he did not question God. He went forward when most would have said no, and he never turned away from God because he trusted the relationship.

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