Worldly Pleasure And Pressure. Christians Must Live In The World But Not Let The World Live In Them.
Grace To Obey And Comply With God’s Law And Precepts Is Released To You, In The Name Of Jesus. Amen.
1 John 2:15– “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
The Bible tells us not to love the world (1 John 2:15). Here, “world” means the world system, the value system of undegenerated humans — the attitudes, desires, loves, cares, and priorities of sinful flesh.
The world is a system controlled by satan, who operates through cultures that have little regard for God. Christians must live in their culture, but they dare not take their lead from it.
The world system in which we live is the enemy’s territory. It is not neutral. Worldliness is anything that makes sin look attractive and righteousness look silly.
We are worldly whenever we live and choose on the same basis as people who don’t love God. A Christian striving for power in a church or exploding at his wife at home can be as worldly as a person guzzling at a bar.
We are in a season where many people exist just for fleshly pleasure; the flesh has become the god of many people. The devil has given many people abundance of flesh-satisfying agenda. We see the homosexuals, lesbians and people spending hours on internet games, video games, Facebook, twitter, YouTube etc. Most young ladies are prostituting not necessarily because they love living as prostitutes but because they want to look ‘beautiful’ like others — wear flashy and expensive dresses and gold jewelleries, drive the latest cars, and move about with all forms of vanities.
In many places, the New Testament regards the life of a Christian as a life in tension. On the one hand, all true believers have their lives renewed by the Holy Spirit. We saw how John speaks of this reality by reminding us that all Christians know God, have had their sins forgiven, and have overcome the evil one (1 John 2:12-14).
Though this new life gives us the ability to resist sin, the tension of the Christian life resides in the fact that the presence of sin has not yet been eliminated completely. We have the ability to resist temptation, but at the same time we will not do so perfectly. God has granted us a role to play in our perseverance and so we need to be warned against falling into sin.
It is important to note that when John speaks of the world here, he is not referring to nature or to human beings. Rather, he is speaking of the world system that sets itself up in opposition to the things of God. Note that the world in today’s devotional should be understood as everything connected with this present life, apart from the kingdom of God and the hope of eternal life.
1. Lord, I receive the grace to obey Your law and precept, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
2. Lord, deliver me from the temptation of compromising Your divine instructions, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
3. Lord, give me the grace to treasure Your word above every other thing in life, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
4. LORD, I make demands on Your grace to be clearly different from the world, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
5. I receive the grace to stand for Christ Jesus in character, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
6. Help me LORD, let not worldliness prevail over my life, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
7. LORD, do not allow worldly pleasure and pressure to have dominion over me, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thank You Jesus.
Jesus Loves You.
Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Pastor E A Adeboye With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!
May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!
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