Don’t Be Friends with the World

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

“Adulteresses, do ​YOU​ not know that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world constitutes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4).

Life is wonderful and an amazing gift from our heavenly Creator, Yahweh. We are encouraged to enjoy life, to live well, and be obedient to biblical principles. Yet, we are also warned against loving the “popular” systems of this world. This means we should not be lusting after the privileges and the riches and power and sin of this world.

Friendship with the world is enmity with God. This is a very strong scripture. We are not supposed to be friends with the world. We should not enjoy the fleeting and dying temporary joys of the world. We must love and enjoy what is good but hate and flee from what is bad.

In what ways are you friends with the world and what can you do to end this friendship and more deliberately seek Yahweh?