Friendship With The World – Enmity With God

February 5

“Do you not know that friendship with the world
is enmity with God?
Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God.”
James 4:4

This is truly worth meditating on, because it can lead one to life-changing decisions.

You can’t have one foot in the Kingdom and one foot in the world. Does this mean you have to be a hermit and withdraw from living in the world? Of course not. It means rather, that you reject the “wisdom of the world” and the ways of the world, the values of the world, and accept the Word of God as your foundation. The Word of God teaches you what it’s all about, who God is, what he wants, why you’re here, where you’re going, and what to do while you’re here.

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
…The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”
1 Corinthians 3:19, 20

The bottom line is that we’re only passing through. And if we’re only passing through, isn’t the most important thing …investment in our eternity? Men go to great lengths to invest wisely for their retirement so that they will live comfortably when that time comes. How much more important is it to invest in our eternity which will last forever!

This life we’re passing through is the opportunity God has given us for that very thing. It’s all about decisions. Our decisions will greatly affect our eternity.

Think deeply on this. IF you truly understand it, It may lead you to make the most important decisions of your life.