Whoever wants to be friends with the world makes himself an enemy of God. If we do in the slightest seek the approval and acceptance of people, even our own family, our spouse, our parents, our children then we will deny Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ is not FIRST in all things then we will reject Him and go after people and the things of the world rather than follow Jesus Christ.
If we want to have eternal life we have to be a disciples of Jesus Christ and He must be EVERYTHING in our lives. If we deny Jesus Christ He will deny us. People seek the approval and acceptance of other people, of employers, and therefor they deny Jesus, they do things that they shouldn’t do. They compromise and they turn away from Jesus and walk with friends. They walk with family, they walk with their employer for the temporal favor of people, for their acceptance. If we turn away from Jesus, we turn away from LIFE. We cannot follow Jesus Christ AND be acceptable to the world, we have to choose and we have to choose every day in every circumstance. We have to choose many times in one day, rather to LISTEN to the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding us into truth or to go after our own mind and seek the favor of other people. If we turn away from Jesus, then we make ourselves and enemy of God and we will perish. If our heart is with Jesus then we will stay with Him all the time, but if we turn away from Jesus and seek the favor of people then we prove that we are haters of God, haters of righteousness, haters of holiness and we are compromisers, lovers of the world.
Jesus Christ will turn many people away when they stand before Him. He will say to them:”You loved your friends more than Me, rather than going with Me you went with friends.” If you follow Jesus you have to follow Him EVERY DAY, all of the time, day and night, your mind must be on Christ. You must be seeking to please Him. Are we followers and lovers of Jesus Christ, obedient to Him? Or are we haters of God that compromise when it suites us and when we think that we can gain some benefit from yielding and from going with friends and with the world?
Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Are we friends of God, lovers of Jesus Christ or are we enemies of God?
May Jesus bless you.