Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. — Joh 15:14
Every one wants to have friends: Someone who loves them and cares for them, someone who wants to spend time with them, someone who has similar interests and outlook on life.
As social beings, this is a need that we humans have. It is truly a beautiful thing to see married couples who are also each other’s best friend.
Friends will treasure their friendships and be sensitive one toward the other and go out of there way to do things for each other.
But I am thinking of some thing different than friendships of this passing world. My mind is thinking about the friend of all friends, the one that “sticketh closer than a brother” (Pro 18:24), the one that has “laid down his life for his friends” (Joh 15:13) — the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus is willing to be your friend and what a friend He is! There is one simple requirement to be his friend; that you “do whatsoever I command you” (Joh 15:14).
Yes, we must forsake our own way. We must give up our own life and we must give all to Jesus. We must forsake the way of the world, the unlawful desires of the eyes, flesh, and mind, and we must, by the grace of God, keep His commandments.
This is what becoming born again is: becoming a friend of Jesus.