Slaves of the world
(J. C. Philpot, "The Master's Bounty")
In our natural state, we are all the
of the world.
What the world presents--we love.
What the world offers--we delight in.
To please the world;
to get as large a portion as we can of its goods;
to provide amply for ourselves and our children;
to obtain and maintain a respectable station in it
--this is the grand bent of man's carnal heart.
"He died for our sins, in order to rescue us from
this evil world in which we live." Galatians 1:4
"You have died with Christ, and he has set you
free from the evil powers of this world." Col. 2:20
"God purchased you at a high price. Don't be
enslaved by the world." 1 Corinthians 7:23
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of
this world." Romans 12:2