Luke 22:28 - "You are those who have stood by Me in My trials;…" NASU
They didn't know who it was, but Jesus knew. It would be Judas. A name that is now synonymous with one who is a traitor. Judas has excused himself from the group and Jesus is sitting with the eleven disciples when He says these words, "You are those who have stood by Me in My trials…"
Do you have a picture of your close friend(s) in your mind? You know right now it doesn't matter what would happen to you day or night this person would be there for you. You might want to send them this devotion and tell them you know that whatever would happen to you you know they would be there for you. Tell them now while you can.
The first time he said it I wasn't sure where he was going with that statement. Then he finished by saying, "People who your mom and I thought were our friends vanished. They were no where to be found and our true friends became even closer to us during this time."
Just to have some one listen to what we are saying and encourage us that they will be with us all the way through to the end.
Are you someone's back to back brother or sister?
A person who is your back to back brother/sister is one who is there with you when you are in a fight. That person is saying I will make sure no one else jumps into this fight and I will protect your back from anyone who tries to help your enemy. Now get in there and win so we can go and celebrate.
You need to be there for your friends. You don't want people to betray you. Then you should not betray your friends. Don't be the kind of friend who says, "I would love to help you out, which way did you come in?"
Think on These:
A real friend will tell you your faults in times of prosperity, and will assist you with his hand and heart in times of adversity.
The best recipe for making friends is be one yourself.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.