Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Going Beyond the Self (Biblical Identity)
The Resulting Problem: We end up loving the world (1 John 2:15-17)
The Bible warns us about this possible and often self-inflicted deception. You cannot love God and this world at the same time. One excludes the other. When we compare God and this world, we see they have different agendas, different values and opposite priorities. Hence you cannot merge both. Ask yourself what it is in this world that you love. Do you acknowledge that you cannot love this world and please God?