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I vaguely recall the first time I heard the term—BFF. I had no idea what it meant. When I inquired, someone educated me on the language of web life. I didn’t know at the time that it’s short for Best Friends Forever. As far as I understand it, it’s used to describe the friends who are the nearest and dearest to you.
I hope you have some BFF’s in your life. They’re a blessing. They’re also human. This means the best BFF’s are going to come up short on occasion. There’s no perfect and completely reliable human friend. This is why we need to find a higher form of friendship, friendship with God.
In the wisdom book of Proverbs, we are reminded of this need to look beyond earth for a heavenly Friend.
Proverbs 20:6 (NLT) “Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?”
Proverbs 18:24 (TLB) “There are ’friends’ who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
We all need a heavenly Friendship. We need the divine Friend who will never leave us, never stop loving us, always be available to listen and help us. We need a 24/7, 365 Friend. His name is Jesus!
Look at what Jesus said about this in John 15:13-15 (TPT) “For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends. You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.”
Do you have a friendship with Jesus? If not, start one today. He desperately wants to be your heavenly BFF!