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“You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4).

When we are done with this age, there will only be two kinds of people.  There will be those who look to the Lord and those who look away.  There will be no in-between.  There is not now, but some live as if there were.  Do not be one who compromises salvation by trying to be in the world and say you love the Lord.  Like Joshua, chose this day whom you will serve.

Lord, I am tempted by this world and the things it proclaims.  Lead me in the way of righteousness so that I would live my life following You.  Guide me, dear Lord, into all goodness and help me to see where I am choosing the way of the world over You.  Clear my mind and heart to look to You and listen as You speak.  You know what I need, guide me in accordance with Thy will.

Lord Jesus, You came into the world to not only die for our sins and free us from the recompense of death, but also as a model of the godly life.  Lead me in the way You would have me live today.  Help me to know what decisions to make and in Your goodness, keep me from choosing the way of the world.  You came in love, so lead me in love in order that I may grow to be like You.  Amen.