Friendship Changes Perspective

Have you ever thought about our special relationship with God? The Bible says that those who believe in Jesus Christ are “friends of God.” Jesus has revealed His truth to us because we are His friends. 

On the night Jesus was betrayed, He said this to His disciples, “I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.” (John 15:15 NLT) 

A person in authority does not confide in those who are his servants. Although believers are servants of God, we are also His friends. And He has revealed His truths to us because we are His friends. What a wonderful truth this is! What a friend we do have in Jesus! 

Now think about this from a reverse perspective; only believers can truly understand and appreciate God’s truth. What He has revealed to us is not really understood by those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. Paul wrote the following to the Corinthians, “I did this so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom. Yet when I am among mature Christians, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world, and not the kind that appeals to the rulers of this world, who are being brought to nothing. No, the wisdom we speak of is the secret wisdom of God, which was hidden in former times, though he made it for our benefit before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would never have crucified our glorious Lord.” (1 Corinthians 2:5-8 NLT) 

The truths of the Christian faith have been revealed to all humanity. However, it is only those who believe in Jesus Christ that will truly understand and appreciate what God has said. There is a spiritual dimension to the truths which God has revealed. 

Therefore, the believer has a different perspective over the unbeliever when it comes to understanding the truth of God because the Holy Spirit, who dwells inside every believer, is our Teacher. 

It’s all about relationship.  

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