God desires a mutually giving relationship with us—a friendship (John 15:15). “What then is the difference between a servant of God and an intimate friend of God? Jesus proved to His disciples that they were His ‘friends’ as well as His servants, but He pointed out that a master shares his plans with his friends but not with his slaves. He had told them what was coming, and thereby was treating them as His friends. Abraham and Moses, the only Old Testament characters whom God called His friends, also received revelations of God’s plans from Him.” – Dr. Thomas Constable
How do we view God? Do we expect Him to share with us or to just demand things from us—our tithe, our time of worship, our obedience? As Christians, are we seeking the relationship with God or only seeking what he can do for us?