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Are you a friend of God or are you a frenemy of God? Frenemy is defined as: an enemy disguised as a friend. So, if we are friends of the world, then we are enemies of God.
A transformed lifestyle:
So many profess to be Christians (which means Christlike) but they don’t live as if they are. They say they believe in God and the Bible, but their lifestyle says differently. We disguise ourselves as God’s friends, but in reality we are not. Our life, lifestyle, has not been altered or transformed by God’s word to live according to His ways — His standard of conduct. The only one we are really fooling is ourself.
The world will hate you:
You cannot be God’s friend and disagree with His word. You cannot be God’s friend and expect the world — the lost, the ungodly — to like you. If you live for God and practice His word, the world will hate you. They won’t like you or what you stand for. Jesus said if you truly follow Him, the world will hate you (John 15:18, 19).
Live according to the word of God:
Listen, if you have never been criticized for your faith, it’s probably because you are not living according to the word of God — probably not taking any stands the Bible says we should take. So, we must act out our faith and believe what God’s word says and act on it. The world — its systems, its ways — is not God’s ways. Let’s purpose to live according to the word of God and not ever have to live in a disguise. I don’t want to be a frenemy — I want to be God’s friend.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 6:11 AM CDT
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