Finally! I finally figured it out! At last I’ve been able to measure the distance between God and the world. God and the world are six feet and one inch apart. You’re probably wondering how I was able to measure that distance accurately. Easy! When I extend both of my arms out as far as possible, the distance from one fingertip to the other is six feet. The obvious conclusion is that God and the earth are six feet and one inch apart; just far enough that I can’t hold onto one without letting go of the other.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4).
Why is it that so many foolishly try to hold on to God without ever letting go of the world?