It Comes With The Territory
“The world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” John 17:14 NLT
We live in a day where it seems like the more you’re embraced by the world the more spiritual you really are. We have confused the ideas of the love of God with the acceptance of the world. Over and over again in the New Testament Jesus, Paul, and Peter continually speak of how the world will hate you. James actually told us that if we embrace the world we become enemies of God.
Takeaway: We need to be careful that we maintain our complete allegiance to Jesus and never justify embracing the world.