BEST FOREVER FRIEND
7th of 7 devotions in Jesus Appreciation series
Philippians 3:20-21: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
“who by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so they will be like His glorious body.”
People love to brag. We boast about our looks, intelligence, and abilities. We know that our Father HATES braggarts, though (Proverbs 6:17). Check out the lesson linked below to learn when and about whom it’s always a good idea to brag.
While Jesus never bragged—in fact, He usually ducked direct questions about who he is—He faithfully remains by our side cheering good times and consoling hurting hearts.
Believers-in-Christ want to develop a close, personal friendship with Him. We cement that friendship when we obey His commands.
Let’s see how many questions you can answer correctly from the below:
Question: Where else can we learn that Jesus showed people on earth who our heavenly Father is? Why does He love people so much that He longs to give us every good thing?
Answer: People learn about our Father’s many attributes when reading the Bible.
Q: Jesus spent time alone with the father each day in prayer. Curious disciples wondered—as do Jesus followers today—how can we also form this close bond with our Father?
A. We also can spend time in prayer drawing closer to our Father every day.
Q: People often let us down. God NEVER fails His kids. When we come to Him, He always helps. He never leaves us alone. What does repeated dependence on God build in us?
A: After watching God repeatedly help us in powerful ways, we learn to trust Him.
Q: Often parents or teachers motivate obedience by promising us a reward. What reward does God promise His faithful children?
A: Each step we take in obedience, the Lord reveals more of Himself to us.
Q: People create a personal history library. How does remembering how God worked in our lives add new dimensions to our friendship?
A: When we pay attention watching God work in our lives, we become familiar with His ways and goals.
Q: How can Believers ensure that God is #1 in our lives?
A: By recognizing how we prioritize our values, idols become clear. Whatever is more important to us than God needs to go.
Take Home Nugget
People form friendships easily. From early childhood, kids bond closely together and boast one best friend. While earthly friends come and go, can cheat and turn against us, Christ remains forever faithful.
Holy Father, Thank You for bringing me Your Son Jesus, who is my best forever friend! Amen.
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