Several years ago Dr. Griffith Thomas was asked if he thought the world was becoming more and more Christian. He responded, “No, I don’t think that is true. I think the world is becoming a little churchy, while the church is becoming immensely worldly.” Today, I don’t think we could even say the world is a little churchy, but we sure can say that the church is immensely worldly.
In today’s text, James is going to tell us about the folly of worldliness. He will warn us about the negative impact our worldliness has on our walk with God–especially on our prayer life. He will go so far as to say that “if we are friends of the world, we make ourselves enemies of God!”