Kitchen Table Devotions: The Game of Life Day 30
This I command you, that you love one another. John 15:17
Friends, because they have value for each other, will look for those values in each other. That’s why a friends expect more from each other. That’s why a friend will ask questions that others won’t dare to ask. Friends, because they have value for each other, find value in each other, share value with each other, and bring value to each other will call forth value from each other. The values friends share become the values friends expect.
Some people consider their friends simply as people who don’t expect anything from them and accept them as they are. If your friend simply listens to you then you’re friends with their ear, not them. That’s what makes friends so important. Friends who share values expect value from each other. That is also why good friends will challenge each other to be better people, do greater things, have higher expectations. If we want to be a better thinker, value deeper thoughts and then develop relationships with greater thinkers. To learn to play golf so that golf can be enjoyed, we play with better golfers. People with greater values make people with greater values.
Jesus commanded us to love one another. He shared more with His disciples and thus expected more from His disciples. A great friend loves us enough to challenges us to live a greater life. There is no better friend than Jesus.