Consider this: Since the world is ruled by Gods enemy, then we must bear in mind that its primary function is to undo the work of God in our hearts. Therefore, as we seek to RESIST the enemy, we must also work hard to RESIST the subtle and not-so-subtle attempts of the world around us to draw us after itself. RESIST the sights and sounds that work on our emotions. RESIST the attractiveness of entertainment and self-gratification. RESIST the temptation to justify the things we WANT based on what we see others doing or having. Lets sow HEAVILY to please the Spirit, not ourselves. The mind, emotions, and life controlled by the Spirit is LIFE and PEACE!! bb______________________________This devotional sums up so well what is on my heart just now. Forgive me Lord Jesus. I turned away from You and chased after things of this world and the approval of men. Forgive me for seeking to please my flesh instead of desiring to please You my Lord!! Father is opening my eyes and heart to see just how far from Him I have strayed, some how I allowed self to be lured off the narrow path and I have sinned against my beloved Jesus. Please Lord as painful as this is right now, please don't take away this feeling of conviction, please do not let my heart be hardened to You, and please don't let me care one little bit about what others will think of me. Help me Lord to repent, to truly repent!!mj
There are two realms; and they are alwaysin conflict with one other. This worldis temporal; and its interests, principles,and values are opposed to the interests,purposes, and values of GOD'S kingdom!!
_________________Martin G. Smith
Since the world is ruled by Gods enemy