“FOR YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS” (Galatians 3:26).
“I will NEVER be a friend of this world!”
“[FOR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD IS FOOLISHNESS WITH GOD]” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
To be a friend of this world is to be a friend of the devil, aka satan the prince of this world!
“[IF ANY MAN LOVES THE WORLD, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM].
[FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD], the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, [IS NOT OF THE FATHER], but is of the world.
[AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY], and the lust thereof: [BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER]” (1 John 2:15–17).
To do the WILL OF GOD is to BELIEVE and to LIVE by the word of GOD.
“And this is his commandment, That [WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER], as he gave us commandment” (1 John 3:23).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his [ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]” (John 3:16).
“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “It is written, that [MAN SHALL] not [LIVE BY] bread alone, but by [EVERY WORD OF GOD]” (Luke 4:4).
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).
“[THOU ART MY GOD, AND I WILL PRAISE THEE: THOU ART MY GOD, I WILL EXALT THEE]. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:28-29).