Friend of God or Friend of the World?

Trust me, if you sincerely desire to do God’s will then you will be the primary subject of a process called "being conformed to the image of Christ." Christ learned obedience by the things He suffered and so must you.

This world will slap you silly. If you are its friend it will slap you on the back and welcome you and reward you with material success. If, however you are its enemy, it will slap you in the face, hard and repeatedly.

The friends of God in Christ will suffer persecutions, trials, temptations and it is no party, the cruelties go straight down to the bone. Consider our precious, loving Lamb who, for the joy set before Him endured the cross. Once He left this world the real Party began and you are invited to follow Him there, if you will.