Mornings with Maddie Day 6 – Remain in God
“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. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2:15-16, ESV)
“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. … Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:4,7, ESV)
Today we are talking about separating ourselves from the world and making that distinction as a follower of Christ. Remember, we are not of this world. There are so many things here that draw our affections away from Him. We are easily enticed by the pleasures and comforts of this world, which are all temporal and will pass away.
When we put our affection and our focus on Christ, we gain something that will never fade away. We will spend eternity with Him in Heaven, so time spent with Him here is never wasted time.
Jesus alone is the treasure; our reward is found in remaining in Him and serving Him with our whole hearts.