July 16th, 2019
James 4:4 (KJB) Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
This is the crux of having a personal relationship with God. A man cannot lean on things of this world and God at the same time. Things of this world are temporary and lie in opposition to God. Things of an eternal nature identify with God and will last forever.
This verse spells it out clearly: an associate of this world is an enemy of God. You see, cozying up to satan is aligning up with spiritual darkness. Identifying with the nature of God and agreeing with Him about the nature of sin aligns regenerated hearts with God.
Lastly, it is spiritual adultery to cozy up to satan and to move away from God. Such an association is dark and deadly and left to grow will certainly be rewarded with physical death and no association with God forever. While an eternal union with God will bring eternal life and sweet fellowship with God forever.
A friend of this world stands in eternal opposition to God and is a dangerous position to be standing for it will lead only to destruction and death. Identifying with God aligns to His character now and forever. Spiritual adultery spawns from an improper union, or marriage, with God.