Friday, July 31, 2009

In the World

My prayer is not that you take them out of the
world but that you protect them from the evil one.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

John 17:15-16

Believers are to be "in the world but not of the world."
God's children are to value the heavenly Father above all
earthly pursuits. Where God intended that we receive peace
and contentment from obeying Him, satan promotes the delusion
of self-fulfillment. No pleasure offered by the world system
is permanent or truly rewarding. One day it will be destroyed
and replaced with a kingdom devoted to God. Until Christ establishes
a new heaven and earth, believers must take part in this world. But,
we are to see it as it truly is--a place corrupted by satan. Earthly
success or pleasure can never equal the soul-satisfying kingdom that
awaits us. So be sure your heart stays turned toward God.

~Charles Stanley~
from: In Touch Devotional Booklet


  1. I so agree with this Susie, and it was good to refresh my mind with it this morning. I love you and will be back blogging soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

  2. I think this post stuck out to me the most when I finished reading the ones that I missed this past week....