Saying No To The World
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
When temptation comes by way of evildoers, we are to say to them, "Depart from me." This is one way that we can grow in the grace of the Lord.
Saying "Depart from me" is not as easy as it may seem when we read the words. Satan is always at work drawing God's people toward the enjoyments and the knowledge of the world. To these things we are to say "Depart from me."
Notice what John says in 1 John 2:15 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.
We reject the lure of the world so that we can keep the commandments of our God. He is the source of our grace, of mercy, and of wisdom and knowledge. Col 2:3 In whom (Christ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.