“And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him?” (Genesis 18:17-18)
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)
God Himself calls Abraham His friend. Friendships involve time spent together to grow strong. God also called Abraham His servant, which says that Abraham was obedient to God. This statement was made when the Lord was on His way to Sodom and Gomorrah to judge whether or not they deserved to be destroyed. Abraham had an interest in Sodom because His nephew and his family lived there.
The Lord shared with Abraham what He was going to do and of course Abraham interceded for the people there. He negotiated with the Lord down to 10 righteous people. The Lord knew there weren’t any righteous people there but He was willing to listen to Abraham’s argument.
What made God refer to Abraham as His friend? Because Abraham believed in and he completely trusted God’s Word and promises to Him. And because he did, God was able to extend His friendship to him, a mere man. It was Abraham’s FAITH that brought him into a deep friendship with the God of the Universe.
Today, in spite of the evil days we are living in, you and I can also pursue a friendship with Him. The same way that Abraham did. Abraham didn’t have a Bible. He didn’t have the Law of Moses. He had a personal encounter with Him. It was this personal encounter that built Abraham’s faith to the place where he was convinced that God would raise his son up from the dead after he sacrificed him!
We too can have an encounter with Him. A life-changing encounter that will bring us to heights of faith that we can’t even imagine right now. Just start walking in His direction. Talking to Him, singing to Him, reading His Word. He’ll meet you just like He did with Abraham and your destiny will change forever!