Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.1 Peter 2:11
The World is not your Home
This world is not our permanent home. As this verse says, we are temporary residents. Nothing in this world will last. We should not cling to things of this world because as 1 John 2:17 says, “the world and its desires will pass away.” The desires of this world wage war against you. The enemy wants to fight for your soul, so it will make everything seem pleasing and acceptable. You must be on guard against the enemy.
Live as though you are not a resident of this world. Live as though you belong somewhere else. Make decisions based on your future home and not the world.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for your salvation that saved me from the world and its desires. Amen.