Be Christ’s Disciple: Separate from the World

Tue, May 26, 2020

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“15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1John 2:15-16 ESV)

“in the world but not of the world.’ The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it’s possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger.” (Francisco X. Stork – Marcelo in the Real World)

This is impossible! Yes, it is, but, with the help and strength of the Spirit of Jesus living in you, He makes it possible. However, it takes a lifetime to complete.

Are you willing to endure regular doses of hate, rejection, and possibly even suffering and harm? This is the cost of following Jesus at all cost.

“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (John 15:19 ESV)

Prepare yourself. Ask God to give you a tender, but very tough heart. You will need it. It will be worth it!¹ Let’s ask Him to transform each of us into His image for His glory and the increase of Heaven.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 ESV)

¹Meditate on Ephesians 6:10-18.

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