By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Two questions to seriously ponder. First, does the world love you? Does it think you’re cool, hip, a mover and a shaker? Does it love your style? How does that fit in with what Jesus told His disciples? “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” If you claim His name and accepted His grace, you are His disciple! You may be able to have a love/hate relationship with some people, but not with the Lord and the world. Second question, what do you love more than God? What earthly delight can’t you let go of and it is coming between you and Him? The first and greatest commandment is you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. So, what part of your heart, soul, or mind keeps you from fulfilling that commandment? The world offers so many alluring temptations and it’s funny how the enemy knows just which ones we are weakest to resist. It takes effort, it takes commitment to stay true to God, but that’s what He does for us, He stays committed! “I chose you out of the world,” Jesus said. We are strangers in a strange land. Enjoy the temporary world you’re in but live for the eternal world where you will be going! Don’t worry, you can still be cool. A cool Christian isn’t an oxymoron, it’s what we all should be!