FAITH IN THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD
“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.”
—1 John 2:15
A long-time acquaintance, through no fault of his own, was in danger of losing his job. As such things are judged, his job was a very, very good one.
“The job of a lifetime” is how he once put it.
The company he worked for was a good one.
“Very solid company.”
Over the years, his job had become much more than mere employment. It became the source of his lifestyle, the provider for his happiness, his guarantee of security, the basis of his future plans.
As many men do, instead of trusting in Jesus, he had chosen to put his faith in his job.
Most men choose to put their faith in the things of this world.
- A spouse
The list goes on.
And because of their misplaced faith, these men are bound for disappointment in this life and destruction in the next.
Faith in things that are seen and touched is not faith: it is something else. Faith is a trust in the things which are not seen.
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”
No doubt the acquaintance will get a new job. He’s well-liked, smart and hard-working. Maybe the job will be even better than the one he has now. Though it doesn’t seem likely, it could happen.
Hopefully, he will not misplace his trust in his new job.
But he might.
And then, the cycle will begin all over again.
“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.”
Placing your faith in the things of this world is bound to disappoint.
Maybe it’s time for a change?
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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