A FRIEND OF GOD AND HOW TO BE ONE!
Jesse M. Hendley
II Chronicles 20:7
The other morning I was awakened with this thought on
top of my mind: Abraham was a friend of God! I
immediately got up, and under the inspiration of God's
Spirit got to my Bible in my study and began to work
on this truth of being a friend of God. I want to give
you the results of this because it was such a blessing
to my heart.
Abraham, the Friend of God
A friend of God! Now this is said of Abraham. That is
an amazing thing. I said, If Abraham was a friend of
God and God is no respecter of persons, I can be a
friend of God, too. I want to be truly a friend of
This is mentioned three different times in the Bible.
The first place is Second Chronicles 20:7. "Art Thou
not our God, Who dost drive out the inhabitants of
this land before Thy people Israel and gavest it to
the seed of Abraham, Thy friend, forever?" There we
have Abraham, the friend of God. God gave this land to
Abraham, His friend, forever.
The next passage is Isaiah 41:8. "But, thou, Israel,
art My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of
Abraham, My friend."
Then in the Book of James, chapter 2, verse 23. "And
the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham
believed God and it was imputed unto him for
righteousness and he was called, The Friend of God."
Who Called Him `Friend'? Now who called Abraham a
FRIEND of God? Who was speaking when this was said of
First, it was Jehoshaphat. In Second Chronicles 20:7,
"There came some and told Jehoshaphat saying, There
cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the
sea on this side of Syria ... And Jehoshaphat feared
and set himself to seek the Lord and proclaim a fast
throughout all Judah . . . And Jehoshaphat stood in
the congregation of Judah in Jerusalem in the house of
the Lord before the new court and he prayed this
prayer: O Lord God of our fathers, art not Thou God in
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