Nuggets – I Am Christ’s Friend

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. (John 15:15)

Some things in Scripture are harder to understand and believe than others. Christ, the sovereign Creator of all things, the offended Judge who declared the penalty for sin to be death, the One who willingly died to pay that penalty and redeem us from bondage to sin, now calls us His friends. Certainly we would like to consider Him our friend; but are we really His friends? If He were telling someone about His friends, would He include us? Somehow this seems too much—too good to be true; but He insists it is.

Actually, Christ said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you” (John 15:16). We are His friends by conscious choice on His part, even though He knows more about our inward nature than we will admit to ourselves. He has demonstrated His friendship by the greatest act of love imaginable, when He voluntarily died to save us from our sins. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (v. 13). Furthermore, for His friends He promises, “Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” (v. 16).

His love for us surpasses human love. “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love” (v. 9) “that your joy might be full” (v. 11). He has “ordained” us as friends so that we “should go and bring forth fruit, and that [our] fruit should remain” (v. 16). What joy!

There should be a response on our part to His friendship. Almost as a self-evident fact, He states, “Ye are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you” (v. 14), among other things, “that ye love one another” (v. 17). How can we do less? JDM

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1 Response to Nuggets – I Am Christ’s Friend

  1. Doug Mc Clintock says:

    Years ago when the slaves in the USA were granted their freedom, there were some who did not want their personal freedom ! They had masters who treated them so kindly and treated them like family they wanted to remain as willing servants !
    With our Lord we can become servant friends, what an honor He has given us !
    Matt 25 : 21 – Well done good and faithful servant, you have been good and faithful in a few things,
    I will make you to do greater things for my Kingdom, you will be able to enter into the joy of the Lord ! It can’t get any better than this !

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