"Do Not Friend The World"
December 11, 2019 | By Chuck
“You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”(Jas.4:4). Today in our social media society you can literally “friend” anyone. I’m sure some are friends on Facebook with people they’ve never met. How many are following on Twitter their favorite athlete, singer or celebrity that they’ve never crossed paths with? Social media makes it easy to connect with and be friends with nearly anyone.
As Christians we need to be careful and make sure we don’t friend the world. Friending the world is when you buy into the beliefs and ways of the world. A friend of the world is one who goes along with worldliness and even practices it at times. Satan wants you to become a friend of the world because that’s when the Christian takes his first step on a very slippery slope that leads one away from God. Satan wants you to friend the world believing that you can do whatever you want on Friday and Saturday night as long as you show up Sunday morning for worship. You can’t be a faithful follower of God and a friend of the world. It matters how we live Monday through Saturday night.
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him”(I Jno.2:15).