LOVE NOT THE WORLD


LOVE NOT THE WORLD

1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV) 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not 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–is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

One thing that we should desire more than anything is the love of the Father.  If there is anything that displeases God, we should avoid it, because our heart is for Him.  I love my wife, so I do not go out of my way to do things that hurt her.  I look for things that will bless her.

Here, God tell us not to love the world’s system, or the spirit of the age.  He also tells us what some of these things are: “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”

Think about it.  God wants the best for us, and He wants us to live the abundant life.  He knows that the love of the world in our lives will cause us to live a defeated life.  So what does God, as Father, do?  He does what every good father would do.  He warns us.  He tells us to watch out for the things that will cause us to fall; the things that will destroy us.

So go ahead, look at these three areas, and then look in your own heart.  Is there an area that you need help in?  Maybe pride or lust?  Then talk to God, and let Him give you the strength to overcome it.

Confession: I desire more than anything to please God.  If these areas hurt Him, then I want to remove them from my life.  I look to the Word today, and I see that He gives me the victory to overcome the world.  It is always by faith. 

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 37 – 39

2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:10

Psalms 44:9-26

Proverbs 22:13

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Micah 1, Micah 2, Micah 3, Micah 4

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 104:31-35

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Micah 1, Micah 2, Micah 3, Micah 4

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 104:31-35