A friend is always loyal – Proverbs 17:17a NLT.
When we say someone is loyal, we speak of someone who is true-hearted; a person who believes in someone no matter what. This is a person who looks beyond the flaws of a friend, not that they are denying them, but they are able to look beyond them for the positive. They look beyond their imperfections and choose to stick together. They have a bond that no one can break.
When we look at what the word says in John 15:14, “You are my friend if you do whatever I command you.” In verse 15 Jesus continues, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
We are friends of Jesus but this friendship is based on loyalty, doing what He wants us to do. No matter what our situations might be, we continue in doing what the word says we should do. Jesus knows that we have weaknesses but because of His loyalty towards us, He never looks at those weaknesses. For this reason, let us continue being loyal to Jesus and being friends with Him.
We are friends of Jesus but this friendship is based on loyalty, doing what He wants us to do