We live in a world where the blockbuster movies of the day are based on children’s comic books; movie, music sports and other celebrities are worshipped as gods; the word mega is used as a prefix to symbolize a pinnacle of success: mega billionaire, mega yacht, mega church and so on; awards shows with an emphasis on fashion hits and misses; world records in just about everything; and the list goes on.
“Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 12:8).
“Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4).
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
“The thought of foolishness is sin:” (Proverbs 24:9).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the 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).
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read” (Isaiah 34:16).
Jesus says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted [WORD], which is able to [SAVE YOUR SOULS]” (James 1:21).
“Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away” (Psalm 144:4).
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8).
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).