“…know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
So many people today, even Christians, are friends of the world not realizing the enormity of their decisions. Our verse tells us plainly that friendship with the world makes us the enemy of God. It all starts with compromise.
Ask a substance addict if they became one after their first drink of alcohol or hit of a drug. Ask the adulterer if it began at the first glance at someone else’s husband/wife. Compromise seems innocent at the beginning. It might begin with a friend who seems like they are a good influence. Or maybe even a pastor who changed his viewpoint on something to fit with the times.
Many think that in order to get more people to come to church, we need to lower our standards so that church will be more inviting. This happens everyday by the changing of the Scripture, the compromising of separation, and the choice of songs. Music is often the first thing that is compromised, then separation, and then the Bible. We may roll our eyes at this, but it's a proven fact by mere observation.
Compromise is enmity with God. Let’s be careful who we let into our lives, and be cautious of what they are bringing with them.
Exodus 28-29 | Matthew 19 | Psalm 9
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