“We must maintain the antithesis the way Abraham did. We are to put our trust completely in the Lord’s covenant faithfulness and say ‘no’ to the world, shunning its corruption and contamination. Blessed and secure in His fatherly care and kingly protection, we are to continue in the life of faith and discipleship. We are to live as God’s sanctified ones — separated unto the Lord and separated from the world.” – Pastor Glem Melo
Tomorrow at our worship service , I will preach the word of God in Genesis 14:21-24:
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’ I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me. Let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.”
THE ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF GOD’S COVENANT AND BLESSINGS ENABLES US TO SAY ‘NO’ TO THE WORLD.
Worldly people are God’s enemies. As James 4:4 teaches,
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with…
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