THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019
NOT OF THE WORLD
TEXT: JOHN 17: 16
â€œThey are not of the world, even as I am not of the worldâ€ (John 17: 16).
An author wrote: â€œThere is perversion in the world. Globally, moral decadence is the order of the day. It is a world of popularity without principle, pleasure without perspiration, wealth without work, certificate without character, business without integrity, riches without righteousness, power without purity, science without sanity, and greatness at any expense.â€ Isnâ€™t this a true description of the present world? In our text, Christ says His disciples, by extension all Christians, are not of the world. Are you separated from the world? Dear friend, Christ says you are not of the world. Living a worldly life dishonours God. Jesus declared that He was not of the world and He lived true to that assertion. Like Christ, live above the world in your aspirations, behaviour, dressing, relationship, social life, moral standard, and every area of your life. Glow for Christ at home, in your community, before fellow youths and your teachers, thus revealing Christ to the lost and winning them to the kingdom.
Challenge: Compromise with the world will exclude you from heaven.
Prayer: Help me Lord to live above the defilement of the world.
Quote: Glow for Christ.
Bible Reading in one Year: Galatians 6: 14; Colossians 3: 1-10