Jesus said, ‘God our Father in heaven’, provides our needs. The way He deals with us is similar to a good relationship between a parent and a child. Any good parent would not want their child to do wrong, so he or she guides, protects and disciplines with love.
As you can tell, the questions God used in the Holy Bible are similar to ours. This kind of relationship between a human and God especially when you listen to him and try to reason even though He knows what you are thinking is beautiful, for you can feel His love and kindness. And when your reasoning is good, you hear an answer from the Holy Spirit which speaks to your mind, ‘you’ve answered correctly’. A Greek woman did just that with Jesus, and he approved. Mark 7:24
Having Jesus as our best friend is the best thing we could ever do, he is there when we need him, for he operates through the Holy Spirit. No human being would ever fill that position. And this pleases God (YHWH). The moment we become born again, John 3:7 – we get into God’s Kingdom, and get into a transformation and a sense of happiness. Our thoughts and actions become beautiful just like the scriptures. (I relate this to when a pupa changes into a butterfly.)
The scripture says we become children of God. I John 2:28-29. Now that he is our friend, we end up loving him, and listen to him by following his teachings and do what he says. (John 15:14). He is now our preacher, counsellor and teacher. He is with you wherever you go and advises you on every situation. He comforts you when you have problems and says, ‘everything is possible with God’. When you start worrying, he says, ‘don’t worry!‘ When you are afraid, he says, ‘take courage’. When you face a temptation, he says, ‘use the scriptures and run away before you get yourself into trouble’.
Nothing pleases God more than someone building a relationship with him through Jesus. If you read the Bible you’ll understand why? And when we sin, we have to ask God for forgiveness through his son Jesus. However, He still wants us to do our best when it comes to following the scriptures and obedience. Even though Jesus is in heaven seated at the right hand of God, he is watching the world and operates through the Holy Spirit. Luke 22:69
We all look for real friendships, those who understand us, and care about how we feel. A real friend who operates within or outside a family is special because they operate with love, and listen to our concerns. They are aware of what pleases us and are loyal. Jesus feels the same way, he knows his real friends are the ones who listen to him by taking the scriptures to heart and actions.
Many religious people make a mistake of ignoring what God says through the Holy Bible, to help them understand the truth about salvation. The scripture says, live a life that pleases him. I Thess. 4:1-8. Ephesians 4 :17-32 Jesus says, get into the word of God and obey it, that’s the only way to enter into God’s kingdom. It’s not about relying on what a particular church or anyone else is saying. It is about relying on what God says, because in the end He is going to judge us through Jesus Christ, according to his word. Math. 25:31-34, Romans 14:9-10, Heb. 4:12-13
To be continued….