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James 4:4

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosever, therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Now, I am not talking about sexual sin here, but it does have a parallel line..sort of.

As a child of God you are the church, the bride of Christ, who is the bridegroom. And He WILL return for His bride! Now with that being said..think about this…

No one, who truly loves their fiancée, would think of having sex with anybody during the engagement. Because your desire is to please the one you love and remain pure for your wedding night. For the engagement is a pledge to each other to remain pure. So with that pledge you ARE saying I am his or hers. I pledge myself to him/her to be faithful. Committing an act of sex outside of that pledge is adultery!

Now when we accept Christ, as our Lord and Savior, we are saying I have put on my robe of righteousness for my wedding night. We are clothed in white, as our sins have been forgiven. So when we allow the world and it’s evilness, because the devil is the prince of this world, into our lives and partake of such things(friendship) we became an adulterer or adulteress to our bridegroom.

Now the same power that breathed upon the earth and separated the waters lives within us as believers. The Holy Spirit is that power! We do not have to be friends of the world..its just we don’t really understand the fullness of the power we have within us. We are in the world but we do NOT need to be of it!