Wednesday, August 3, 2021

Kitchen Table Devotions:  The Game of Life     Day 28

“Friendship”

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. John 15:15

Friends share values with each other.  Friendship is more than a mutual respect for each other, it’s also a mutual regard for the same thoughts, things, and temperaments that are important to the life they want to live.  That’s what makes our relationship with Jesus so amazing, we treasure the same values, or we learn to share the same values in this life together.  This isn’t said to make relationship more difficult but more dynamic.  Where there is agreement in life there is authority for life.

Jesus shares more than space with us, He shares substance with us.  He shares who He is, what He knows and what He has with us.  That’s what friends do.  If we’re in a relationship that doesn’t involve sharing spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, or emotional substance with someone then we might have a friend but we don’t have a friendship.  What makes our relationship with Jesus such a  great friendship is that He shared and shares not just space but substance with us.  In fact, He shares His Spirit with us in the space of our own hearts so that we can have the encouragement, empowerment, and enthusiasm to live this life with Him.  That’s a friendship.

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