This scripture speaks volumes to my heart. Why, because the bible teaches me that there is a friend that will stick closer to me than a brother. In Hebrews 13:5 Paul reminded the children of God that Jesus said he would never leave them nor forsake them.Jesus himself said it best in Mathew 28:19 when he said: lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Friends are wonderful and true friends indeed love you at all times, but a brother is born for adversity. You see a brother is born to be there in the good times and in the bad. A brother is one that will lift you up above the storm and hold onto you through it all as the winds rage and the rains fall. If you have been born again, that makes you a brother of Jesus Christ. In all the adversity in your life, he will be there, right beside you, lifting you up. But you see there is more to it than just letting Jesus be your brother, you must now be his! The bible teaches in Romans 8:17 that if we are children of God, then we are joint heirs with Christ! We are his brothers and sisters. We must also lift him up! We must never forsake him nor deny him but must be ready at all time to tell others of his saving grace. When trials and troubles come upon us, then we must lift up his name and trust in him as our brother and know that he will never leave us. The definition of adversity is that you are in a state of misfortune, a state of serious or continued difficulty. What a wonderful thing to know that when we were born again, that Jesus became our brother and brothers are born for adversity, When those troubles come, he will be there and as long as we put our trust and faith in him, we will have a brother that will lift us up. Saints of God, you were born for adversity. You were born to never deny nor forsake his holy name. Just as Jesus Christ said he would never leave nor forsake us, we are never to leave nor forsake him. We are brothers and sisters, born for adversity, born to stick together through good times and through bad times. Born to weather to storms of life together!