Day 2: You Are My Friend
Take just a moment to think about this: What are at least three character traits that are essential for Friendship? Some may say having similar interests or hobbies is important for friendship. Others may say that being there for one another during difficulties in life is necessary for a friendship to thrive. Still others may say that grace and understanding are essential for friendship.
In his book The Meaning of Marriage, Pastor and Author Timothy Keller writes, “There are two features of real friendship— constancy and transparency.” From a Biblical perspective, God desires to be your friend. Think about it this way: God has always been there for you. In your doubts. In your fears. In your struggles. He has been there through it all.
Not only that, but He always has been and always will be transparent with you about who He is. He will be open. He will be vulnerable. He will be gracious. He will be there. Always.
But God has much more to say about friendship. He doesn’t just say that He wants to be your friend. He says that YOU are HIS friend.
As you read today, consider this: What does it mean to you that God sees you as His friend?
What are at least three character traits that are essential for friendship?
What does it mean to you that God sees you as His friend?
Does your answer to the second question change how you would answer the first question?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 41
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, thank you for not just calling me Your son or daughter, but you have also called me Your friend. Your friendship is constantly revealing to me the intentions and purpose of true friendship. Today, I invite you to reveal to me ways in which I sometimes use some of my friendships for my own gain. Help me to see these relationships in new ways. Help me to see these relationships in the same way You see me. I pray in the name of Jesus, my best friend. Amen.
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