1 John 2:16-17 NIV 2011
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
The Apostle John cautioned Christians in western Asia Minor concerning sinful behavior just as Paul did for the Romans. Romans 12:2a, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Turning toward worldly ways rather than godly ways gets in the way of remaining close to God. James 4:4, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God?” The truth of God’s Word is the prism through which Christians perceive the world. Believers respond to the world through faith and trust in the Lord.
Sitting at this computer everyday I marvel that God’s shows up daily as I write. Why would I marvel that He shows up? Smiling I can only type: He is faithful and I can always trust Him as I write for His Glory. Using the lens of God’s Word helps me remain focused on Him and His Truth. I’m still a sinner saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Though the world can be very appealing, God’s Word focuses my faith and trust in Him.
How do Christians reveal their faith and trust in God?
Faithfully trusting Him together,