What Does it Mean to Be a Friend of God? | Walking with God Part 1

What Does it Mean to Be a Friend of God? | Walking with God Part 1

Friend of God

Isaiah 41:8 But as for you, Israel my servant, Jacob my chosen one, descended from Abraham my friend. 

Isaiah 51:1-2 Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined. Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor

Abraham started as Abram 

Joshua 24:2 Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the river, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods.

Genesis 12:1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going

Confident action in what God has made known – NLT study notes 

Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him.

“Let us all beware of that fatal spirit of compromise which tempts us to tarry where beloved ones bid us to stay.” F. B. Meyer 

Genesis 12:2-3 I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. 

Abrahamic Covenant 

Berith – Bond, A binding relationship rooted in a commitment

Unconditional Covenant  

Great nation/people Check this out next week 

Genesis 12:6-7 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Promised land

All peoples will be blessed through him 

Genesis 22:18 through your offspring (singular) all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.

Galatians 3:8-9 The Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would make the Gentiles right in his sight because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.” So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.

Matthew 24:14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Observations 

God wants you no matter your background 

Jesus is worth it 

God steers a moving canoe 

Blessed to be a blessing