What is the world to some people?
It is a globe where a child in a schoolroom learns geography.
The world to another person is the world of success where he rises to prominence and the winds of success fill the sails of his barge and carries him to his desired place.
The world to another person means wickedness.
The Bible says, “Love not the world, neither the things which are in the world; for if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
The world to another person is a battlefield.
We fight with the world, the flesh and the devil.
Kipland once said, “The world is a surface of cabins and castles.”
The man who lives in the cabin of humility one day will dwell in the castles of glory described by Jesus as “In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you.”
I think of Abraham Lincoln, who read by torch light, and whose bed was covered with snow which blew through the cracks in his house on a winter’s night.
Out of that cabin, after many defeats, he lived in the White House as President of the United States. He exchanged his cabin for a castle.
So, it is with the men and women who walk with God. They are not destitute, but they are destined by deity to diadems.
So, walk with your Christ.
Gracious heavenly Father, help us to live for you through this world; for Christ’s sake. Amen.