Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You Can Be Called God's Friend


Genesis 25:7 Now the years of Abraham's life were a hundred and seventy-five. 8 And Abraham came to his death, an old man, full of years; and he was put to rest with his people.

9 And Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, put him to rest in the hollow rock of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, near Mamre; 10 The same field which Abraham got from the children of Heth: there Abraham was put to rest with Sarah, his wife.

Galatians 3:9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God's friend.


What are you doing that is really important?

Are you leaving a legacy that points to the faithfulness and goodness of God?

Can your children say that they have a Godly example of how to live?

Would anybody believe it if somebody called you a man of faith or a friend of God, or would they laugh at the thought?

Abraham wasn’t perfect; he tried to be in control just like most of us attempt to do:

• He was probably not in God’s will when he went down to Egypt instead of staying in the promised land. Gen 12:6-10

• He was wrong when he lied to the king and said that his wife was really his sister; two times he tried this trick. Gen 12:11-14, 20:1-2

• He was wrong when he fell for Sarah’s plan to get her servant pregnant. Gen 16:1-2

• He laughed at the news that he would have a son from Sarah. Gen 17:17

Is God obviously in control of your life? If it isn’t obvious then he really isn’t.


I have blown it in the past and I will blow it again but I will remain faithful as a witness to my family and everyone else around me that I was faithful to what I believe and that I was close enough to God to be called his friend.


Thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to have a close relationship with you through your son. Give me strength and wisdom to live each day for you and to work in ministry to your glory not mine.