And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. John 8:23
Are you living for this world or are you preparing for eternity? It’s easy to get caught up in this world and live for making money and obtaining possessions. But Jesus taught us that everything in this world is temporary. Everything including this world will eventually pass away but God is eternal (Matthew 24:35) So why do we devote so much time into temporary things?
For we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it ( 1 Timothy 6:7) All the money in your bank account or the fancy car you drive are not going to save you from death. The world can bring you temporary pleasure, but only through Jesus Christ can we obtain eternal life. Are you preparing for eternity or living for the temporary?
We’ll take it one step forward “Anyone who loves the world, does not love God” ( 1 John 2:15) But how can this be? Didn’t God create the world? Yes but mankind chose to follow the evil of Satan (Genesis 3), and has corrupted the whole world. The world is ruled by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4)
When you understand this , you understand why the world is so messed up. You understand why evil does happen in this world. Jesus is not of this world, he has overcome sin, death , and hell. If you want eternity, fix your mind and eyes on above, not below. Prepare for the coming of Gods Kingdom in Jesus Name Amen