He[Abraham] was called God’s friend James 2:23
Our Lord used the term “friend or friends” in the N.T. He told His disciples that they were no longer slaves, or servants, but were His friends. I believe it is a great privilege to be called the “Friend of God, or Friend of Christ.”
Friendship in this connotation is speaking of intimacy. More than just a close acquaintance. “One who is attached to another by affection.”. It is possible to be saved and not have that intimate relationship with God that would qualify us as His friend. The Word says John 15:14 “YE ARE MY FRIENDS, IF YE DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU.”
A friend places no boundaries on his heart, but places everything upon the altar of sacrifice for God. Abraham was the friend of God. How about you and me today? I wonder how close we can come to being classified as the “Friend of God.”
Lord, I want to be your best friend. Amen.