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SEPTEMBER 8

 

 Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God—Jas. 4:4.

 

  God has purposely placed the matter in such a position that His people must take their choice, and lose either the Divine friendship and fellowship, or the worldly friendship and fellowship; because those things which the Lord loves are distasteful to the worldly, and those things which the worldly love, evil deeds and evil thoughts, evil-speaking, are an abomination in the sight of the Lord, and those who love and practice such things lose His fellowship—they are not of His Spirit. “If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

 

 

Parallel passages: I.Sam. 8:19, 20; Psa. 49: 16-18; 73: 2-22; Eccles. 2:1-12; 11: 9, 10; Matt. 16: 26; Luke 8:14; John 15: 19; Rom.12: 2; 1.Cor. 7: 29-31; 2.Tim. 3: 2-8; 1.John 2:15-17.