What kind of person would you chose as a friend? very likely you would want the company of someone who shares your views, interests, and values. And you would be drawn to one who has fine qualities, such as honesty and kindness.
Throughout history, God has chosen certain humans to be his close friends. For example, God called Abraham his friend (Isaiah41:8; James 2:23) god referred to David as "a man agreeable to my heart because he was the kind of person God loves. (Act 13:22) And God viewed the prophet Daniel as "someone very desirable."
Daniel 9:23 why did God consider Abraham, David, and Daniel to be his friends? well, he told Abraham.
You have listened to my voice." (Genesis 22:18) so god draws close to those who humbly do what he asks of them. "Obey my voice," he told the Israelites . " and I will become your God, and you, yourselves will become my people" (Jeremiah 7:23) If you obey God, you too can become his friend!
Think about what friendship with God means.
The bible says that God is looking for opportunities "to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him " (2Chronicles 16:9)
How can God show his strength in your behalf.