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DCLM Daily Manna – Keep Off!

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Topic: Keep Off! [Wednesday March 21, 2018]

Text: 1 John 2:12-19 (KJV)

Key Verse: “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).

MESSAGE:

The safest way to keep off danger is to stay far off from it. It is foolishness to play with certain elements that portend great danger with the hope to escape from it before it consumes one. Dangerous zones are usually cordoned off with the warning sign: ”DANGER: KEEP OFF”. Anyone who ignores such a warning and ventures into such areas will have himself to blame for whatever hurt he suffers.

There is no spiritual state a Christian attains that immunes him from the dangers of the world; hence, the pertinent warning to all categories of believers to stay off the love of the world because the more it prevails, the more the love for God decays. One sad thing about all the glamorous things of the world is that they are all vanities, transient and unsatisfying.

To keep safe from the world, the best thing to do is not to open the heart to it. The vanities of the world are so alluring and their effects so pervasive, corrosive and destructive. The love of the world and the love for God are mutually exclusive and incompatible as one will certainly displace the other. As long as a boat keeps water out of it, it can sail safely on the water. But as soon as the water begins to get into the boat and it is left without bailing, the boat is sure to sink. The Christian is in the world and will have to pass through the world before he lands safely on heaven’s shore. He is safe as long as he does not allow the world – sinful and immoral pleasures, indulgences, covetousness, love of money, pride, vain-glory and so on to get into him.

Thought For The Day: Keep off the world to stay safe in the world!

Bible Reading in a Year: Deuteronomy 30-31

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

 

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