Worlds Apart!

When two people are each trying to change the other one’s mind and are getting nowhere, they are said to be “worlds apart” in their thinking. “Worlds apart” also aptly describes the vast differences between the people of God’s Kingdom and those of the kingdom of darkness. The people of this world live for themselves. They love money, recognition, cheap entertainment, immorality, material things and those who can help them gain what they want. They reject authority, speak evil and are given to deceit. Some still have high standards and would not indulge in quite a few wrong things. However, they do not receive salvation and have little or no time to think on God or to even consider submitting to His Truth. The child of God, on the other hand, loves God, listens to Him, spends time with Him, and learns to obey and honor Him. He comes to love holy living, love other Christians, love and enjoy Spiritual things. He enjoys some of the really wholesome things here on earth but those things are incidental to living “with eternal values in view.” His motivation is to bring glory to God. He wants to bring others to Jesus for salvation. He lives in this world but is not of it. He does not share its values, interests, lifestyles and motives. He has become a citizen of Heaven, going through this world on his way home. The Apostle John, in I John 2:16-17 was inspired to write, “…. all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world and the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Albert E. Brumley, in his gospel song, “This World Is Not My Home,” wrote, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue; The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” That sums it up quite well. Selah! We, who are born again, are on a mission here, until we report home.   Ron


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2 thoughts on “Worlds Apart!

  1. Thanks for sharing the fundamental truth of the Word, Ron. Another great hymn as well helps to keep our priorities in order.

  2. Also, 1 Jn 2:16-17 was impressed upon me as a young person – probably learning the 300 verses to go to Camp Hope. These verses are a good reminder when we are tempted to “stray off the path”.

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