“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” (Ex. 33:11).
Moses’ relationship with God was not only as a servant, but as a friend of God. As God’s friend, he had the privilege of speaking with Him face to face. Moses did not need a mediator to commune with God, He was a welcomed friend in His Presence.
Abraham was also called, ‘the friend of God’, and as a result God told Him secrets and discussed with Him His plans and purposes. God would not destroy Sodom, a city where Abraham’s relatives resided, before discussing it with His friend Abraham. With friendship come intimacy, trust, kindness, and mutual benefit.
Today you have a friend, a very special One. Jesus said, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15). As your Friend, God desires to be intimate with you and share His secrets with you as you spend time with Him. God loves you and call you His friend.
I thank God for being my Savior, Friend, Lord, and King.
Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 15-17; 2 Timothy 2.