Not of the World

I have told them your message. But the people of this world hate them, because they don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t… They don’t belong to this world, and neither do I.

 (John 17:14, 16 CEV)

Twice in His prayer, Jesus emphasizes the fact that His followers “don’t belong to this world,” just as He didn’t. This eventually creates animosity between Jesus’ followers and the world. Red flags start to go up when a Christian chooses not to participate in events that are not in line with their beliefs. As a follower of Christ, you don’t belong to this world. Therefore, don’t expect a special treatment from those who are of it.

Christ’s followers live in the world but aren’t of it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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