4 Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie! (Psalm 40:4. ESV.)
Psalm 146:3: Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
An Enemy of God
What if he doesn't like that? What if she gets offended? What if I lose "subscribers"? What is my problem?! Why am I so concerned with what individuals think or say or do? My focus SHOULD remain on God/Christ Jesus!
4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4. ESV.)
1 John 4:5: They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
Luke 6:26: "Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
John 17:14: I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
John 15:19: If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
The Bottom Line
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:35. ESV.)
2 Peter 3:10: But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
Isaiah 51:6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;
but my salvation will be forever,
and my righteousness will never be dismayed.
1 Peter 1:23: since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
1 Peter 1:25: but the word of the Lord remains forever."
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.