“And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”
Romans 5:9-11 NLT
The blood of Jesus has washed us white as snow. Isaiah 1:18 says ““Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” NLT. Only the blood of our sinless Lord Jesus can make us right with God!
John 15:13-15 says "There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.” NLT. Also, James 2:23 tells us "And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God.” NLT. ((see also Isaiah 41:8).
Just like the old hymn states "What A Friend We Have In Jesus".
Rev. Curtis Norris