Saturday, July 09, 2011

Friendship with the World is Enmity with God

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.
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