Being A Friend: Epilogue


(I have been wanting to do a series of posts about friendship, and specifically about being a friend of God. This is the final post of the series. Previous posts are listed below.)

I want to pass on something I heard in an episode of Restoring The Shack with Wm. Paul Young that helps me comprehend how God relates with us. It reminds me of the very best traits of being a friend.

  1. The attributes of love are listed in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  2. God is love
  3. Therefore, can we substitute “God” for “love” in those verses, which would look like this:

 God is patient and kind

God does not envy or boast

God is not arrogant or rude

God does not insist on His own way

God is not irritable or resentful 

God does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth

God bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

God never ends

God never fails

Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life” Psalm 27:4

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