The Living Waters Podcast
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Ep. 94 – How to Avoid Becoming Worldly
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In today's episode, the guys discuss how to avoid becoming worldly. They define worldliness as the love of the world and the pleasures within it. A friend of the world is an enemy of God. This, however, is not to say that we should not partake in worldly things such as having a job or being friends with non-believers. We may actively enjoy the things God has given us while still remembering that the earth is a place we are just passing through. 

 The story of Israel and the exile to Babylon gives a good example of how Christians should and shouldn’t live. The four ways the Babylonian Empire assimilated the Jewish exile are exactly how we tend to assimilate into our own culture. These are assimilation through isolation, indoctrination, assimilation and confusion. A major wordly trait Christians should be wary of is that of the wise and worldly man who thinks he can solve all of the world’s problems on his own. The whole principle is based on the idea that we were put into the world for a reason, but this does not mean that we are of the world. We must remember that worldliness disgusts the Lord and should feel visceral disgust of our own at the sight of worldly indulgences. 

 

We can push back against the world by committing our heart, mind and soul to better knowing who God is. To know God is to immerse yourself in Him. We must be careful when walking through this world about the things we give our attention to. It all comes down to having a discernible understanding of what is corruptible to you and those around you. As we don’t conform to the patterns of this world, but instead allow ourselves to be transformed through God’s word, then we are equipped with discernment. Similarly, it is valuable to begin teaching our kids the lesson of discernment at a young age so they may avoid falling into worldliness.   

 

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Learn more about the hosts of this podcast.
Ray Comfort
Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne
Mark Spence
Oscar Navarro

Ep. 94 – How to Avoid Becoming Worldly
Ep. 93 – How to Break Free from Selfishness
Ep. 92 – Repentance—What Does it Really Mean?
Ep. 91 – How to Resolve Marital Problems
Ep. 90 – The Amazing Life of Charles Spurgeon
Ep. 89 – Why Bullying Should Make You Angry
Ep. 88 – How Important is Church Membership?
Ep. 87 – The Lost Art of Christians Reading Good Books and its Tragic Impact
Ep. 86 – People Who Identify as Animals—Wait, what?!?
Ep. 85 – Why Today’s “Cool” Churches are Very Uncool

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