SELAH Daily Devotions!

“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. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
James 4:4-6
We’re living in a society that places a great deal of emphasis upon ascribing to attain recognition as the elite, accumulating the wealth of aristocracy, fraternizing in the fastlane among the crème de la crème!
Unfortunately, this intense longing rarely takes into consideration integrity, compassion or humility. But rather is driven by an egotistic self-deserving entitlement that concludes that the result always justifies the means, huh?
Perhaps that’s why James, warns those who have been called out of the systems of this world into a consecrated lifestyle emplifying their personal relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ, have a responsibilty and obligation to walk in a manner that distinquishes them from those who are yet bound to the dictates of the enemies of God!
Unfortunately, given the induction of this 21st Century’s new psychological/religious reformations, it’s no easy feat to tell who’s who! Afterall, some church-goers have assimilated so neatly into the congregations of the righteous. Hence, they’re dancing, shouting, leaping, whoopin’ and slappin oil so they must be the real thang, huh? And we certainly wouldn’t dare to judge anybody’s praiz, after all only God knows their hearts, right?
Yet, the Scripture does encourage us to be aware that in the last days there would be those who possess a form of godliness, yet deny the power thereof. (Ref. 2 Timothy 3:5)
Honestly, personally,  I can’t recognize a genuine Micael Koors hobo bag from one that you pick up from a street vender. To me, if I like the style and the color, it works for me. #ijs! However, those of you who have been gifted with a perspicacious spirit, you can spot a fake in a heartbeat!
And so can the devil! He can pick the ones who are in it for the fishes and loaves and the ones who have been engrafted into the True Vine, turned away from the inticing greed of our sensual-fleshy- sinful-lust-filled-cravings, and fallen heart-first into the arms of The Good Shepherd, commiting themselves wholly devoted to Him for eternal Life! And don’t get it twisted, Satan has loads of substitues that offer you temporary relief from the emptiness in your life! But! Therein lies the problem with sin, it takes you farther than you ever planned to go, keeps you longer than you intended to stay, costs you more than you intended to pay and never fulfills its promises!
Beloved, truthfully, Only Jesus satisfies the longing soul!
Once, you determine in your heart to submit to Him, the Holy Spirit empowers you to release our self-centered desires and humbly grasp hold to the Only Source of Absolute Love, Hope and Contentment!


“Have a WONDER-FILLED day!”
Ann Caffee

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