You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:14-15 (NIV)
A friend is defined as a person you like and enjoy being around. An acquaintance is someone you know slightly. To establish a friendship, it requires spending time together and getting to know each other. There is a mutual sharing which develops a level of affection and support. Jesus calls us friends when we follow his commands. He has shared with us everything He learned from the Father and invites us to a level of intimacy with Him.
However, there has to be action on our part. He opened up to us, but we have to be willing to spend time getting to know Him. He knows everything about us, so we need to spend time with Him to build the friendship. The great thing about friends is they are there to help and support you through anything that happens in life.
Where could I go to escape from your Spirit or from your sight? If I were to climb up to the highest heavens, you would be there. Psalms 139:7-8 (CEV)
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