1 JEHOVAH’S FRIENDS OBEY HIM
“Obey my voice, and I will become your God, and you will become my people.”—Jeremiah 7:23
Is it possible to become God’s friend?
Genesis 22:18; James 2:23
Abraham became Jehovah’s friend because he listened to God and put faith in Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9
Jehovah will help those who are obedient.
Psalm 25:14; 32:8
Jehovah gives insight to his friends.
Jehovah will support his friends.
2 JOB WAS GOD’S FRIEND AND STAYED FAITHFUL
“In all of this, Job did not sin or accuse God of doing anything wrong.”—Job 1:22
How did Satan attack Job, and how did Job react?
Job 1:10, 11
Satan claimed that Job was selfish and did not love God.
Job 1:12-19; 2:7
Jehovah allowed Satan to take everything away from Job, and Satan even struck Job with a terrible disease.
Job did not know why he was suffering so much, but he stayed faithful.
3 SATAN TRIES TO TURN YOU AWAY FROM JEHOVAH
“A man will give everything that he has for his life.”—Job 2:4
How does Satan try to destroy our friendship with Jehovah?
2 Corinthians 11:14
Satan tries to trick us into disobeying Jehovah.
He tries to make us feel that we are not good enough to serve Jehovah.
1 Peter 5:8
Satan persecutes us.
Choose to obey Jehovah and be his loyal friend. This will prove that Satan is a liar.
4 WE OBEY JEHOVAH BECAUSE WE LOVE HIM
“This is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments.”—1 John 5:3
How can you become Jehovah’s friend?
Show love for God. This will help you to be obedient.
Isaiah 48:17, 18
Obey Jehovah, and you will always benefit.
Trust that Jehovah will never ask you to do something you cannot do.
Do what is right, and Jehovah will give you the strength you need.