Read the Bible in a Year This evening read James 2 To Be the Friend of God It is nice when you are at a gathering of people and you can tell others that you are a friend of the guest of honor. What would it be like to be known as the friend of God? Abraham was. The Scripture says of him, 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, �Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.� And he was called the friend of God (Jam. 2:23). Abraham believed God when God made the promise that Abraham's seed would be as countless as the stars of heaven. Abraham showed that he believed when he carried out God's wishes (vv. 21 and 22). It is precisely the same for us, which is what James is arguing in verses 14--26. We become the friends of God when we accept what He says and do what pleases Him, even as it is among men. Is your life geared toward pleasing God?