“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” (James 4:4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Wow! Pretty strong words. Friendship with the world (i.e., the world system) is equated with spiritual adultery. Makes me wonder about what I read on social media recently. “Could it be, the reason we feel so anxious is that we have made ourselves too at home here? We fear losing what we have in this world more than we long for what we have in Heaven.”
My Advice – Something worth reflecting on. God, and His standards have “stayed the same,” while the world has gotten much worse. Have we changed (lowered) our standards? How else could “we fear losing what we have in this world more than we long for what we have in Heaven.” What might this say about whose standards are more important to us? This would not be “good news.” Let’s all make sure we have our loyalties properly aligned.