“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4).
Today’s Morsel: I hear some folks say that they do not have any friends in the church. Well really, you aren’t supposed to. People in the church are supposed to be your brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers. And sometimes there are disagreements in the family, but blood is thicker than water. Remember Paul said, “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge…” (1 Corinthians 8:6-7). If our friendship is with the world, then it makes us an enemy of God. John tells us, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17). Don’t allow the world to make you think that it is your friend. It’s not. It’s Satan’s domain. And the more of it that you love, the more of Jesus you will hate.
Sing: You can take this whole world, but give me Jesus. You can take this whole world, but give me Jesus. You take this whole world, but give me Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.
Thought For Today: Stay with the family of God.