The Upward Look
© Copyright 2004, Max D. Hutto,

“I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.”
John 15:15 HCSB ©

The disciple is a slave or servant who blindly carries out his master’s wishes. Jesus elevates His disciples from slaves to friends. He has a much closer and more intimate relationship with His disciples. He communicates with them on a more personal level. He tells them all they need to know to have a deep and personal relationship with Him and the Father.

Lord Jesus, I stand amazed that You desire my friendship. Teach me how to have a closer walk with You this day.


September 3, 2004

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