Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016: Our “BFF”

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 210

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir sining… Friend of a Wounded Heart, poignantly expressing reality of Jesus … the forever friend of any who’re willing to follow Him into Heaven.

Highlight Passage:  James 2:23 [NKJV] …
23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” [Gen. 15:6] And he was called the friend of God. 
 … Abraham … justified by his faith to be God’s “friend.”
Highlight Context – James 2:18-26 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Walking with our BEST FRIEND - FOREVER!!

Reference Passage #1 … John 15:11-15 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… Jesus calls those who follow Him, “FRIENDS”

Reference Passage #2 … Hebrews 13:5 [NKJV] …
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” [Deut. 31:6,8]
… God’s promise for his “friends.”

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, Joe Stowell, taught today on the ultimate “BFF” … Jesus, our “best friend forever.” In a very personal way, Stowell wrote of advice from his dad … One of the pieces of wisdom I have come to appreciate is my dad’s often-repeated statement, “Joe, good friends are one of life’s greatest treasures.” … How true! … With good friends, you are never alone. They’re attentive to your needs and gladly share life’s joys and burdens. 

And fellow Christian, do you know and have recognized Whom we have as our eternal “BFF.” It’s none other than our Lord and Savior, … KING JESUS! 

And after you take in the uplifting song link above, the attached photo, and the Scriptures above, … please join me in thanking our King and Friend, Jesus, for saving us to be His friend forever.

 … I don’t think I need to say any more, do I?

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … Lord, thank you for being my BFF!!  Amen  

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