Thursday, July 06, 2006

Characteristics of Worldliness in a Christian's Life

There is a discussion on another blog that I frequent from time to time on worldliness; here is a summary list of characteristics of worldliness in a Christian's life. What are your thoughts about this matter??? Is the list complete??? Do you disagree with any of the items???

1. No desire to commune with Christ.
2. Lack of desire to be in God's Word.
3. No desire to fellowship with the people of God.
4. No real concern for the lost.
5. Obedience to God's Word is "optional."
6. God's absolutes are filtered through the opinions of man.
7. No real burden to "give" and be a steward of finances, talents, and time.
8. All the world's entertainment is "fine by me"; Lack of discernment about entertainment choices.

I pray that as Christians we are striving day by day to allow the Spirit of God which lives within us to guide our thoughts and actions based upon the daily feeding and studying of God's word!!!

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For 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.

Eph. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Rom. 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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.


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