There is only one true friend and he is JESUS..Today we will look at it why !. It is easy to give out everything to your blood relative, to give out properties and status, and even sometimes to give out your life for your blood relative, Yes! that is also possible, many are willing to die so that their children can survive, there are those who are willing to go through many hardships and distress for the sake of their little ones, or their parents. Such group of people exists in all generation, and their number is very high…But to find people who can give their lives for their “friend’s sake”, that group of people very small, if not exist at all.
Why is it difficult? because naturally a brother is often better than a friend, a father is better than a friend, a child is better than a neighbor, a mother is better than a friend etc. Because friend is not always friend, they can be fine today, but tomorrow could someone else. That’s the only character dis value a friend’s position compared to relative. But if he happens to be someone who will be willing to give his life for his friends… That is, he is willing to die in place of his friend, Of course that person will be very special, because even though he knows the hypocrisy of friends but he is however ready to give out his life to them, even if he knows those friends may come to betray him or deny him later .. Surely he will be more than a friend… His love will be beyond brotherly love.
and that is none other than Jesus..who agreed to give up his life for us his friends, who are untrustworthy ..Yes!
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Haven’t you just met a real friend? ..he himself says NO ONE HAS MORE LOVE THAN THIS, of a man giving his life for his friends… (Giving up your life to a Brother is easy but not a friend).
I can’t be your best friend, even your close best friend can’t be as best as Jesus was, to offer his life for us, any friend cant reach that point, If you realize that you friend tomorrow he will betray you to death, will you continue to love him today? .. will you still continue to call him friend ??…
Or if your friend realize that tomorrow, have you planed to bribe him, will he still call you a friend today? He will not hate you and call you a hypocrite? Will he dare to die for you? .. if he can’t then he is not a true friend.. you make call him just a friend! But he is not a true friend.
There is only one true friend… who, even though you have lost in sin, still loves you, and he died for you.
24 “….. and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”.
so friend, dare to approach this friend called JESUS, he is not a hypocrite, he does not hold a grudge, he does not hesitate once he loves you, he loves you indeed!! .. do not despise him, Surrender your life to him today if you do not give it to him… and you will find good, and at the last day he will raise you up and resurrect all those who believed and accepted him…
Maran atha !