4th August 2011

We Have A Friend In High Places

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.”
Hebrews 4:14 (NIV)

Jesus is God. He is the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. And those who believe in him are called to be his friends. For us it does not get any better! We have been called into a friendship relationship with the God of heaven, creator of the universe. To walk with him and talk with him—commune as friend to friend. “Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 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 15:13-15). 

The friendship that we have with God is a calling that cannot be revoked. (Romans 11:29). God will not change his mind about calling us to be his friends. This relationship that we have with him is the most important thing that we have received. Everything that we see with our eyes is transitory or temporary. Friendship with God is for eternity, it will never cease, it can only grow stronger. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18). 

Jesus loves you more than he loves himself. As we sing in the popular hymn “ What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!…Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?” He is the best friend that we will ever have, a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24). We all make mistakes and mess up our lives, and sometimes the lives of others. Jesus will walk with us through the trials, heartaches and problems of life because he is a faithful friend who intercedes for us in a high place – at the right hand of God – in the throne room of heaven. 

Thank you, Jesus for being my friend—a friend who will never leave nor forsake me. Someone in whom I can trust completely.

Study by Sherwin Scott 

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