Psalm 14:3, emphasis added and edited
There is no one in this world that is righteous outside of Christ. The quicker we see that this world is completely condemned, that there is not a single person who seeks the right outside of His Spirit, and hate it, the quicker we will realize that the only good we have is in Him.
They have all turned aside, and they have all become corrupt, of filthy.
There is nothing in this world that is of any worth. There is no profit in anything of the flesh.
When we think the thoughts in our head, when we feel the emotions of our soul, when we experience pleasure in our bodies, these are all of the Earth. While there may not be anything necessarily wrong in the sight of God in some of these, there is no profit in any of it (John 6:63).
In the presence of God’s Holiness, nothing unclean stands. In the gaze of His fire, there is no one.
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah
Yet, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. God, sent prophet after prophet, servant after servant, until finally, He sent His own Son. He petitioned, warned, called, and exhorted His people to come to Him, demonstrating His goodness, and yet they still rejected Him.
But, in this day, God extends the same kindness to bring us to repentance. Yet, the world remains, even today, corrupt.
The cities of the Earth are filled with wickedness. The entertainment of the day is beyond carnal and worldly. Even segments of the church do not preach righteousness, holiness, and uncompromising righteousness, but compliance.
But, they, the world, have all become filthy. All they, who act thus, are filthy. Even as the grace of God teaches live godly (Titus 2:12), so true life comes when we deny ourselves, take up our cross, and live by Christ, by His Spirit, and by His Word and Presence.
If we love the world or the things of the world, we do not have the love of the Father within us (1 John 2:15). Unless we choose daily to die to our selves, to take up our cross, and to follow Him, we should not be assured that we are truly on the road that is narrow.
This walk costs something (Luke 14:33). This walk requires action (John 14:15). This walk produces persecution (2 Timothy 3:12). This walk is the only life there is (John 6:68), and those who do not choose Him will not see life.
As I survey the world, the deceiving entities putting a veil over the faces of the people so that they cannot see life, the deceiving and seducing forces working through the masses to enslave and torment the flesh with what it calls pleasures, the false doctrines and wickedness in high places, it is assured. If you do not hate everything of this life, and everyone that will not enter into Christ, the only life, you cannot be His disciple (Luke 14:26).
There is no life in this world, for it is entirely corrupt. There is no good in this Earth, for the flesh profits nothing. There is no light in anything, but the Word of God, the living Word, made flesh.
All others are liars.
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Isaiah 8:20 NIV
He who will not separate from the world will never overcome it. But, that which is born of God overcomes the world, even our faith.
For, faith sees the unseen. Faith knows the unknowable. True light looks beyond the visible, into the unseen. It sees the substance of the reality the heaven, and discerns the good.
Even as Abraham heard the Word of the Lord, and believed, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so too, every day, every way, look unto Him, the author and finisher of our faith, and trust in Him for our every resource.
Either He is big enough for our every need, for every requirement of our heart and our soul in this life, or He isn’t. Either we must learn to trust Him for everything, and not look to Egypt or Babylon for our deliverance or our provision, or this is not the Kingdom we should be living in. Whether we win or not, whether what we see is what we expect or want or not, only His light is truth, and beside Him, there is no light of day, at all.
All that Christ is, He is in me. And, as He was in the world, so are we, that we might be the Sons of the Highest. Forever in His light.