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"You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God."
James 4:4 AMPC
James was talking to a particular group of people who were fighting and striving in the church and he pointed out clearly that it was the flesh that was at play. They were fighting to have because they were not asking God. Even though some were asking, they could not receive because their motive was wrong.
They wanted to spend the blessings of God with the world in sensual pleasures just like the story of the prodigal son who gave up his place in his father's house to go and spend his inheritance on riotous living far away from home (Luke 15:11-32).
I have seen people who got blessed and ended up befriending the world and working against the church. Many today desire worldly stuff so they can join the world. As children of God, we only have our Father as friend and He is all we need. Do not seek solace or validation from the world. You are not their friend. They hate believers because they hate Jesus.
The world is an evil place, dark and clouded with pain, suffering and turmoil. Underneath the glitters and glamor that accompany the world stage, there is hurt, pain and loss - a definition of what it is to be lost. A soul without God is like a ship lost at sea.
As Christians we must not be carnally minded because to be carnally minded is death. We only enjoy the Godlife when we are spiritually minded. If you are handling any aspect of your life carnally(worldly) do not be surprised when you see death everywhere. Only when you become spiritually minded will there be life and peace.
There will be life and peace with prosperity in your marriage, in your career, and in your home. You are a friend and child of God now and always. You are not a friend of the world. Don't be fooled by this world, its applause, the fame and the name it gives, it's all empty. Pursue life which can only be found in Jesus.
As I set my mind upon that which is spiritual, life and peace flows through every aspect of my life.
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