posted ago by PraiseGod ago by PraiseGod +10 / -7

A person who is a friend of or loves the way this world operates, with the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life being its primary cogwheels, is a person who cannot also focus on the Father's will. A person who loves and is focused on the material things of this world cannot also love and serve God. Therefore, those of us who truly believe, must come out of the world renouncing our ungodliness and worldly passions, and place our devotion, love, and focus securely in God and His will. The world is passing away along with its desires but rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for whoever does the will of God abides forever.

We must be transformed by the renewal of our minds through the Spirit who is from God, and live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. The world will hate us for this, but we are not to be discouraged. Many walk as enemies of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself.

Song: Citizens of Heaven (Phil. 3:15-21)