YOU ARE NO PART OF THE WORLD (What are the decisions that this "…
YOU ARE NO PART OF THE WORLD
Looking at the image, we can see three important aspects.
2 -The disciples are paying attention to the teachings of Jesus.
3 - Jesus uses his example to encourage the disciples.
1 - Jesus and his apostles are gathered; with the purpose of encouraging!
Jesus explains what it means to be a faithful worshiper.
What does it mean: "YOU ARE NO PART OF THE WORLD" ?
First of all, he helps the disciples, therefore also all of us, to prepare the mind to act later.
What are the decisions that this "world" takes, but which we do not support?
Fun: fun is good, but for many it is the main purpose of life.
Good health: no one wants to die, but at the moment the only real hope we have for a good health depends on doing the divine will.
Work career: (which means) to work a lot losing; family, friends and the most important friend, that is Jehovah.
When we do the divine will by imitating Jesus Christ, the world hates us.
Nationalism: Greeting to the flag (which means idolatry) - To belong to the ruling party.
The world, dominated by Satan, hates us because it does not even respect Jesus Christ.
Many people, even governments, who claim to be spiritual, use the laws created by them to break God's law (...)
(...) and breaking it even to those who truly love and obey God and the teachings of Jesus.
We need so much courage to continue doing what is right.
We need courage to react to the negative influence of everything that could damage our relationship with Jehovah.
We must be ready. (...) We can do this by strengthening our spirituality!
In this context (...)
(...) the Greek word koʹsmos refers to the world of mankind apart from God’s servants (...)
(...) the unrighteous human society alienated from God.
So we live among other people.
But as true worshipers, we support God's government, not human governments and their decisions.
What situations may test my remaining separate from the world?
Jesus is ready to encourage us:
If the world hates us, Jehovah, Jesus and our spitual family love us!
You are proving to be courageous!
Look around you.