Tag Archive for: World

Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt. 2

Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world– the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does– comes not from the Father but from the world.  The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.  (1 John 2:15-17)

Monday, I shared with you some thoughts about what my Facebook and Twitter accounts have to say about my relationship with the Lord.  If you would like to take a look at that post you can read it here, Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt. 1  Today let’s look at a few more things.  My hope is that we can further evaluate where God would like to use us through the different activities we daily participate in.

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Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt.1

You adulterous people don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  (James 4:4)

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This passage has got me to thinking… If I were to die tomorrow, what would my life say about me?  Would people see me as a friend of God or a friend of the world?  Would people know that I lived my life for God’s purpose?

This week I’m taking the time to evaluate if I’m a friend of the world or a friend of God.  I can really only occupy one position.  I can’t do both at the same time.

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We may thrive on the Bread of Life, or starve on the crumbs of this world. (Anonymous)

Influential for Jesus

 And Jesus said to them, ‘Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ (Matthew 16:6)

Lord, I know that it only takes a little yeast to affect a whole batch of dough.  The yeast of this world could very easily corrupt me and lead me away from Your Truth.  I pray that the yeast of this world will not affect the work of You in my life.

Lord, please give me the strength to overcome the influence of this world.  I pray that instead of being influenced, that I can be influential.  May I influence people for You!  May I separate myself from the ideas and temptations of this world.  So that I can influence people to follow You and know You.

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Your Love is Strong

How great is the love the Father has lavished on, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 John 3:1)