What an awesome thing to hear God say. "You’re my friend. I favor you, and I’m going to do the things you’ve asked me to do because of our friendship. As your friend, I want to spend time with you. I want to fellowship with you. Come over here and let’s sit down together and talk for a while."
The God of the universe says this to me because of my relationship with His Son. The LORD who is good, who is glorious, who is merciful and gracious, who is slow to anger and rich in unfailing love, who is faithful, who is forgiving, who is holy, who performs miracles and wonders, who has an awesome power, who is passionate about His relationship with His people — all of which I read this morning in Exodus 32-34 — wants not only to be my God and my heavenly Father but also my friend. Sometimes that’s a bit hard to wrap my understanding around.
Lord, this morning I’m asking that You let me catch the vision of what it means to be Your friend. How privileged I am to know and to love You. But I want to know You more. Amen.