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DAY 31 FRIDAY: AUGUST 2018

A GREATER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD!

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:14-15).

Jesus Christ told His followers and disciples that anyone that obeys His command is a friend and he is no longer a servant. A friend has a greater relationship than a servant or slave. There are secrets that cannot be revealed to a servant or slave but to a friend. A friend knows what his master is doing and he can even drink and dine with his master. In fact, the relationship between a friend and his master is very great and cordial. It is far greater than that of a servant or slave.

As a Christian, for you to live a victorious and a successful Christian life, your relationship with Jesus Christ must be very cordial and great. No wonder Jesus Christ said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Of course, the relationship between Jesus Christ and a Christian is not that of a master and his slave or servant; but that of a master and his friend. A Christian becomes a friend of Jesus Christ when he hears and obeys His teachings.

Furthermore, Jesus Christ illustrated this clearly when He said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” The vine and the braches have the same life; it therefore means that Jesus Christ has the same life with the Christians. That is why Apostle Paul refers to the Christians as the body of Jesus Christ; while Christ is the Head of the body (1 Corinthians 12:27). Therefore, a Christian has a greater relationship with the Lord.

Daily Tip: The relationship between Jesus Christ and a Christian is like that of a master and his friend. Shalom!

Golden Text: And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God (James 2:23).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Almighty and Everlasting Father! I receive the grace to obey Your Word and fellowship with You forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of disobedience to Your Word in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For further study: John 15.                      RBT: JEREMIAH 37-39.

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