“An Enemy of God”
You people aren’t faithful to God! Don’t you know if you love the world, you are God’s enemies? And if you decide to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. James 4:4
In this part of James’ letter to the twelve tribes of Israel, his tone changes. He is not addressing them as; “my brothers,” but as “UNFAITHFUL PEOPLE.” They were allowing “worldly” actions to invade their lives. They were arguing with each other, being selfish, self-centered, arrogant and prideful, they were even coveting what their neighbor had, to the point of killing to get what they wanted.
Then James confronts them with the TRUTH of the matter. They were embracing worldly things and actions. They were becoming friends with the world. Doing these things produced enmity between them and the Almighty God.
Things have NOT changed. We live in a society that is “WORLDLY MINDED.” People will embrace worldly things, and bend over backwards to appease the WORLDLY MINDED, yet they will abandon their SPIRITUAL MINDSET and become friends with the world, even though it could put their children and grandchildren at RISK.
The Bible clearly states things that are considered PERVERTED, DEPRAVED, WICKED, or SINFUL in the eyes of Almighty God are the very same things that the WORLD embraces. 1Corinthians 6:9-10 says: “Don’t you know that evil people won’t have a share in the blessings of God’s kingdom? Don’t fool yourselves! No one who is immoral or worships idols or is unfaithful in marriage or is a pervert or behaves like a homosexual will share in God’s kingdom. Neither will any thief or greedy person or drunkard or anyone who curses and cheats others.” This is the WORD of GOD, and this WORLD and ALL its ways will be judged by God’s WORD.
Don’t be fooled by the concept that, if you don’t agree with or support the ways of the world, you are narrow minded. I would rather be considered ‘narrow minded,’ by this world, then to be considered an enemy of God, and end up in Hell for ALL of eternity. Where do you stand? Are you a friend of the world and an enemy of God? Or are you a TRUE, FAITHFUL Child of God, who does NOT embrace the world and its ways? You can change your mind by coming to God with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, and CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE, FAITHFUL, Child of God who will share in God’s kingdom throughout eternity. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!