Friendship is not a concept foreign to the Bible. Friendship is often used to illustrate something negative. Proverbs warns us about what bad friends may do. We see Job surrounded by bad friends. Many of the prophets lament their situations and express it using friendship terms.
There’s one use that, in my opinion, is especially heartwrenching.
49 Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
Jesus wasn’t betrayed by one of the Pharisees or some random Roman.… Continue reading