Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
When someone wants to be your friend, how do you normally respond?
Do you immediately welcome them into your world without hesitancy?
Or do you quickly put up a wall and slowly keep them a distance away until you are more comfortable with them?
Do you allow anyone be your friend or are you selective? What criteria do you use to evaluate any potential friend?
Do all your relationships require them to become a friend?
Jesus wants you as a friend.
Abraham was a friend of God (James 2:23).
The Lord considered Moses a friend (Exodus 33:11).
Jesus even called his twelve disciples’ friends (John 15:15).
In this Scripture Jesus is inviting you and I to eat with him. In the Jewish custom, when you had a meal with someone you are letting them and the world know you are welcoming them into your world as a friend. Friends share time and their possessions with one another. The relationship Jesus wants with you and I include being a friend.
Of course, HE is still King, Lord, and Savior which carries all the responsibility and authority along with the titles. But even a king desires friendship; not because of his riches and influence, but because He simple enjoys hanging out with you. And you enjoy Him for being himself without all the trappings of royalty, power, and fame. Is not that what true, close, and abiding friendship means?
I for one am thankful He is my friend. In fact, HE is my best friend; and also happens to be my Lord, King, and Savior – which I always respect and hold in honor in our friendship. And I am OK that He also wants to be your friend. There is more than enough of him to go around. So, if you haven’t done so yet, take up his invitation and learn what real friendship is all about. You have my recommendation. You truly will be more than pleased with the relationship.
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