Good Friends

I ran into someone today who is a very good friend. I hadn’t seen him for about a year, and we had a great twenty minutes of conversation. It was one of those encounters that was fun, and refreshing and left me smiling and feeling good. A good friend is more than someone you know well, they are someone who you have a high level of commitment to as a person, their success makes you happy and their trials make you sad. Good friends don’t just happen by living life, they are forged over time with sacrifice, and commitment.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

Many men don’t have any real friends, just a lot of buddies. Those who have friends are those who have been a friend to others. We always reap what we sow. I feel very blessed in that I have many, very good friends in my life.

John 15:15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

Probably the highest praise that Jesus could give to a person was to call them His friend.

James 2:23 And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God.

That is what I would like to be, forever.

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