God our Friend

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Bible Scriptures – Trusting God as a Friend

Exodus 33:11- “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.”

Numbers 12:7-8- “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the Lord.”


John 15:14-15- “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 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.”

Proverbs 19:6- “Many entreat the favor of the nobility, And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.”

2 Chronicles 20:7- “Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?”

Proverbs 22:11- “He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend.”

Matthew 22:11-13- “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”

Luke 14:10- “But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.”

Song of Songs 5:16- “His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, And this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!”

James 4:4- “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9- “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.”

Job 29:2-6 “Oh, that I were as in months past, as in the days when God watched over me; When His lamp shone upon my head, and when by His light I walked through darkness; Just as I was in the days of my prime, when the friendly counsel of God was over my tent; When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were around me; When my steps were bathed with cream, and the rock poured out rivers of oil for me!”

Proverbs 17:17- “A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 18:24- “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

John 15:13- “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

Romans 5:10- “For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life.”  

Proverbs 19:22 NIV- “What a person desires is unfailing love.”

Proverbs 27:17- “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

John 13:23- “Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.” 


Proverbs 27:9- “Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.”

James 2:22-23- “Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.”

John 3:29- “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.”


Matthew 9:15- “And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

Luke 11:8- “I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.”

John 11:11- “These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.”

Matthew 11:19- “ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”

Luke 7:34- “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!”

Matthew 26:50- “But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.”