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The fact that Jesus is a friend of sinners means that He is our friend and is waiting for us to acknowledge His presence and availability. God's love for us is almost beyond imagining. When we cons...
In a slightly unique way of an answer I submit: Jesus is the "ULTIMATE FRIEND" in spite of our sins that we commit before we "call upon the name of the Lord; before we each were still in our sinful state of being lost; before we came to realize that we needed His grace and forgiveness unto eternal salvation while still alive here on Earth! It is only by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross; by His eternal sacrifice at Calvary! No one earns nor deserves salvation; it is only because He first loved us and gave Himself for us so we may have a home in Heaven with Him! Remember that John 3:16 tells us that "God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins..." God desired that all might be saved! He is the ultimate friend! In Him and Him alone is the power unto salvation! In contrast, a friend that is anyone other than our Lord, is just like you and me or anyone else! Since we are all subject to the wiles of Satan and his temptations, attacks, etc., we all have to admit that we still sin! And, we need to ask for forgiveness in our prayers and always tell Him that we love Him! So, therefore we ALL need Jesus and His divine LOVE, forgiveness and protection that He has given so abundantly! As long as we are still here on this 'temporary home' called Earth, we all need His guidance, His protection, His divine provisions, His blessings, and His Divine and Holy friendship in which He does "stick closer than a brother!" (Proverbs 18:24; John 3:16-19) Jesus came "to save that which was lost". Point being: We ALL need JESUS! "Praise God that we have a Savior! And, He is OUR BEST FRIEND! And, His name is Jesus Christ!" ~~~Andy~~~
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