Thursday, January 10, 2019

The World Wants Your Love

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Why do you fight and argue with each other? Isn't it because you are full of selfish desires that fight to control your body?  You want something you don't have, and you will do anything to get it. You will even kill! But you still cannot get what you want, and you won't get it by fighting and arguing. You should pray for it.  Yet even when you do pray, your prayers are not answered, because you pray just for selfish reasons.  You people aren't faithful to God! Don't you know that if you love the world, you are God's enemies? And if you decide to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.

James 4:1-4

It is impossible for a nation to be an ally with two nations who are at war with each other!  If you are a friend with one you will be an enemy of the other!  

It is the same with God!  The world is at war with God!  If you are a friend of the world, you cannot be a friend of God at the same time!  That is impossible.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, the Enemy of all that is good and right will try to pull you away from Jesus and will encourage you to be a friend of the world!  If you are a lover of this world, the Gospel of Jesus will offend you in every way.  Jesus calls you to give up your love for the world and turn your heart to Him!  Jesus wants to snatch you from the arms of the world and embrace you in His love forever!

So how can I know which is true?  Am I an enemy of God or am I an enemy of the world?  Obedience is the answer.  If you obey the World then you love the World.  If you obey Jesus, then He has your heart!  

"Lord Jesus, show me today another way that I can be obedient to You!  May Your Holy and Precious Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."  

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