True friendship among believers requires initiation, effort, and the grace of Jesus to flourish. Christ adopted us into the same family, and we shouldn’t be scared of enjoying friendship with each other...Though it is painful and costly, the reward of sharing in joy and in suffering with true friends is a comfort and a blessing from the Lord....Keep Reading
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Our Father loves us, and because of this, he cannot look the other way when we sin. He cannot be content to let us break his commands and disobey him, which will eventually lead to our own destruction. He loves us, so he confronts us with our sin. Psalm 90 says, “You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” We might try to hide our sin, covering ourselves with metaphorical fig leaves, but the Lord sees it. He knows. And he lovingly drags it out into the light....