How To Deepen Your Friendship With God
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
1. Abraham had his priorities in the right position.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we[ be] brethren. 9[ Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if[ thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if[ thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it[ was] well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,[ even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
2. Abraham and God knew how to talk to each other and they talked to each other all the time.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. 23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
3. God found in Abraham the quality of faithful obedience.
1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram[ was] seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.