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  • Alan Fong

The Friend of God

Today’s Verse:

And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. ~James 2:23

Of the many wonderful things to describe a man’s relationship to God, being called the Friend of God in Scripture ranks as one of them. This morning, we want to examine why Abraham stands out as a man who is called the Friend of God.

There is the necessity.

To not be a friend of God is to be at enmity with God. Our sins have separated between us and God, thus making us His enemies. To remain as the enemy of God places us under the terrible consequence of spending eternity in Hell. To be without Christ means we are living without hope and without God in the world. When the Lord Jesus shed His blood by dying on the cross for our sins, He abolished in His flesh the enmity, and reconciled us unto God. To be frank about the matter, God desires every person to be the friend of God.