THIS WORLD, THIS LIFE

 

2 Timothy 2:4 – No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Saved people don’t/shouldn’t get entangled with the affairs of this life, yet many do.

1 Corinthians 1:For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Preaching Christ died for one’s sins, was buried and rose again on the third say is foolishness to most people – they just don’t get it.

1 Corinthians 3:19 – For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

The wisdom of this world.  Many think because you study the Bible rightly divided you are foolish.  They cannot discern between worldly wisdom that puffs up and Godly wisdom that edifies. 

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Be not conformed to this world – do not dress as they do, do not behave as they do, do not think as they do, do not believe as they do, do not live as they do, do not read the Bible as they do, do not attend pagan churches as they do, do not believe their variety of religiosity.  

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Satan is the god of this world

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Our flesh is vile.  Unless you’re too self-righteous to admit it.

Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

We are to mortify the deeds of the body.

 

Mortify – discipline, subdue

Are you a follower of the Apostle Paul as he was a follower of the ascended Christ?

 

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