“Them that fear God are the true friends of God”
I guess it’s being a while here. Is good to have you read from Thentrance again. If God permits, we will look more into this topic but let’s carefully look at this topic first. I will like to read from The Gideon Translation of Psalms 25:14
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant”
This tells me that, we are qualify to be His friends if we retain the fear of the Lord in our hearts. Though, King James Version said
Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
This tells me that people that fear the Lord have His secret. This I realize that Abraham had. It got to a point that God said to Himself
Genesis 18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I HIDE FROM ABRAHAM that thing which I do;
This I understand that, God can hide things for us if we are not His friends. It’s generally accepted that we are the friends of God but the thing is, you can not be His friend if you don’t fear Him. Not just that, you can’t have His secret without having His reverence in your heart. We must also not forgot that God does not only show them His secret, He also make known to people that fear Him His covenant. If you truly have a friend that is really a close one, there is no secret you won’t love to share with him or her. The person is your “gistmate”. Fear can also be likened to trust. Be blessed!