2. He’s committed to our relationship and is there for me when I need him.
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”. Proverbs 18:24
3. We point each other to Christ in every situation.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15
4. We hold one another accountable to God’s word.
5. We would die for the other.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends”. John 15:13
6. We try and love one another like Christ loves us.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”. John 15:12
7. We make each other better Christians.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”. Proverbs 27:17
8. Our faith and character is strengthened by the time we spend together.
“Be not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
9. We’ve loved each other through some rough times in our marriage.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity”. Proverbs 17:17
10. He’s not just my best friend but my mentor as well.
A great biblical example of friendship and mentorship can be found in the relationship between Ruth and Naomi specifically the following verses.
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”
There’s a demonstration of the covenant of true friendship found in the following verse that give us insight into how great the bond of love can be between friends such as David and Jonathan.
1 Samuel 18:1-3
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul…then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
As husbands and wives we are called to cleave and become knit together with our spouse in marriage.
If you are not as close to your spouse as you’d desire I want to pray for you.
God does not want us to live in a marriage full of strife, distance and separation. He wants our souls to be knit together as tightly as His is knit to Christ’s and the Holy Spirit.
God wants you to experience a oneness with your spouse that will cause onlookers to understand the connection between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
If you are not as connected to your spouse as you desire I admonish you to go before to Lord to find out why.
Pray that He will expose everything in your marriage that is cultivating division and then surrender to Gods leading as He helps you mend your marriage.