READ: PROVERBS 22:24-25 AND 27:4, 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33, AND JAMES 4:4-6; SOAP: JAMES 4:4
Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. – Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. Proverbs 22:24-25 and 27:4
Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Cor. 15:33
You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:4-6
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Personal REFLECTION QUESTIONS:
- Why does friendship with the world mean hostility toward God?
- What does friendship with the world look like?
- What can we do to guard against falling into friendship with the world?