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Your Friend's Child

11th September 2015

Do you have a best friend?

If the answer is yes, how would you treat this friend’s child?
You would certainly love him and take care of him, giving him your full attention. The way you would treat your friend’s child is the same way God treats the children of Abraham. Abraham was God’s friend. Notice His consideration, His care, His attention to the children of His friend Abraham.

When the Lord Jesus was at the synagogue, He saw a woman that was possessed by a spirit of sickness for eighteen years; she walked hunched over, without being able to stand up straight at all. He called her and said: Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight… Luke 13.12-13

Soon after, the Lord Jesus asked a question, and revealed His thoughts in regards to the children of Abraham.
So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath? Luke 13.16

In the case of Zacchaeus, the Lord Jesus knew that he would also be a son of Abraham. This was a determining factor for his house to be chosen among the houses of the families of the people in the crowd. Once in the house of the man that would also be the son of His friend, the Lord Jesus said:

Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19.9-10

Who wouldn’t feel at home in the house that belongs to their friend’s child?

Today, God has other friends too.

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. John 15.14

When you are respectful, loyal, trustworthy and obedient to God, He will love and take care of you.
Not only because you are a son of Abraham, but because you will also be another friend of God.
In fact, those who are the children of Abraham, the friend of God, are a friend of God too!

Published By Bishop Edir Macedo
http://blogs.universal.org/bispomacedo/en/

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