Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Friend to Friend Friday

Christian Friends Love Sacrificially

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John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (NIV)

Jesus is the finest example of a true Christian friend. His love for us is sacrificial, never selfish. He demonstrated it not only through his miracles of healing, but more fully through the humble service of washing the disciples' feet, and then ultimately, when he laid down his life on the cross.

If we choose our friends based only on what they have to offer, we'll rarely discover the blessings of a genuine friendship. Philippians 2:3 says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." By valuing your friend's needs above your own, you'll be on your way to loving like Jesus. In the process, you'll likely gain a true friend.

Blessings to You

Amanda

4 comments:

Tesha said...

SO very true!!! I am so blessed by the most unlikely friends. I have learned to come out of my box of thinking I can only be friend with this kind of person.

Gail Purath said...

So true Amanda...we do so many things thinking how it will benefit us. And we do the same with friendship. Thanks for sharing this brief but truth-filled thought. And thanks for linking up to Bible Love Notes B&BB. I'm praying you'll be blessed big time this week! Bless you, Gail

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes Jesus' love for us is sacrificial, and He doesn't choose whom to bless. If we love like Him, the way He commanded us to, He said we will be His friends! Isn't that amazing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

No(dot dot)el said...

True, so very true. What a great example Christ gives as the very BEST friend.