The Prince of this World Cometh and Hath Nothing in Me

One of the questions consumers need to make is what companies are they going to support?  From what companies are they going to purchase goods and services?

There can be a lot of noise made, rightly so, about petitions to stop certain injustices.

But what about the companies we purchase food, drink, goods and services from?  Do we sign a petition and then turn around and purchase from the companies supporting the very things we just petitioned against?

This might be one of the meanings of lukewarm.   As an example, a person may be “hot” to sign a petition.  The same person may be “cold” when it comes to buying a product from a Christian company because it might cost a few bucks more than a corporate alternative, which corporation might be using slave labor.  Hot and cold make lukewarm.

Here is an article with an example of this kind of decision making.  A gold medalist decided to ditch a sponsor because of this.

I John 2:15 Don’t love the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s. 17 The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever.

18 Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour. 19 They went out from us, but they didn’t belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have continued with us. But they left, that they might be revealed that none of them belong to us.

John 14: 29  Now I have told you before it happens so that when it happens, you may believe.30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me.31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let’s go from here.

 

*Incidentally, if you do drink sugary energy drinks and want something better, here’s a short story.


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