For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Joh 3:16
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(James 4:4) "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever desires to be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."
Navigating while standing on two boats at the same time is a recipe for disaster. The modern trend is to have the best of God and the world. Living a double life as a believer, is the root of the problem. Believers find more time for all fun things than for the things of God. It does not mean we should shun the world. The issue is when the world overtakes the things of God. Yes, the believer claims to love God but not as much as they love the world and its thrills, glitter and glamor. The measure of what or whom a person loves is the amount of time spent with it or them. It involves communication and developing the relationship. James equates this as being unfaithful to the spouse.

An undue attachment to the world and its things shows the believers friendliness to it. Our commandment is to love the Lord our God forsaking all others. (Mat 22:36-40) “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” The friendship with the world and its things will be proving our enmity with God. Remember believer, God loved us when we were enemies and redeemed us. Let us examine our lives. Are we enemies of God? You say, “No I am not an enemy of God”. Are you then a friend of God? Believers should not value the friendships in the world over that of God. Well, if you don’t want to spend time with God then claiming friendship with Him is hypocrisy. Remember many of our blessings are hindered because first place and priority are not given to God. Evaluate and determine if a change in our life style is needed.



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