Psalm 25 tells us friendship with God belongs to those who fear Him. Fearing God vs fearing man, that is. See Psalms 118:8. On Facebook, many post claims about their feelings for God and their friendship with Him. But when the world defames God, they are scarce to defend Him and when their friends diss God they are silent. Not that God needs our defense. But this life is a war: God vs evil, or Satan, and where we send our voice is our declaration of whose side we are on. When you neglect to stand for God because of your fear of man, you are no friend of God – no matter how much you feel about Him.
In chapter 22 of Psalms, the description of the suffering Christ, we are told God is holy and sits enthroned on the praises of men. We know when Christ was crucified, He was rejected by Israel – they preferred the state over God. Where do our praises go? to our achievements – or the goals of man – or to God. Will we give Him enough praise and glory to sit upon?
What say you, friend: are we going to be friends of the world? or friends of God? Does friendship with God belong to you?