A poem, that only a Christian would understand.
The world presents deceptive philosophies that lure us away from pure devotion to Christ. When we find more pleasure in its offerings than in Jesus, we become vulnerable and can easily be distracted from things that are of eternal value. Whether we realize it or not, this puts us in opposition to God.
If you recognize a hindrance in your life, whether it’s unaddressed sin, selfish motives, or the desiring of things of the world, the solution is clear: Confess and repent of your sinful attitudes, actions, and desires (1 John 1:9). Then thank God and rejoice in His cleansing.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, on James 4:1-10, April 20, 2021.