New Living Translation (NLT)
4 You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.
Could I be famous as Amos?
And bake cookies that bring on a smile,
Or maybe be another Elvis
And keep all the young girls beguiled,
Or perhaps I might become a tycoon
And have more money than I can spend,
Then live out there somewhere on the Riviera
And have no one but the richest of friends,
It sounds like a life filled with pleasures
A thrill every minute, every day,
But I’m afraid there’s a fly in the ointment
And everything would turn bitter and gray,
I suppose being famous is alright
If you’re well liked in the proper way,
But here on the Earth it’s been proven
That fame tends to come, then slip away,
It’s not a friend you can count on
It’s here; then suddenly gone,
So you better choose your friends wisely
Or you’ll find that you were always alone.
©2018 by William Pierce
Bless us all with wisdom that we might make right choices. In doing so we make for ourselves a life that is rich in friendship. Thank You, Lord!