Jesus redefines the disciple-teacher relationship in today’s verse at his last supper just a couple of hours before his arrest. He says that disciples are not servants but his friends if they would follow his commandments. He indicates an intimate and affectionate relationship with his disciple. Jesus was referring to his disciples as his friends earlier in Luke 12:4 though the context was different.
It is important to understand the word “friend” and what it really implies.
Friendship implies loyalty
Friendship implies intimacy, shared confidences, and shared difficulties
Friends share resources.
When Jesus calls us friends, he is referring to a deep and intimate relationship.
Heavenly Father, thanks for this day. I come to You today to lift up each of my friends, in prayer to You. Help me Father to demonstrate Your grace and friendliness towards my friends. I also pray for world peace, God’s servants. In the name of Jesus, Amen.