TOPIC: LOVE NOT THE WORLD
TEXT: 1 John 2:8-17(NKJV)
The warning of not loving the world or the things in the world is directed to Christians as contained in our text today. John makes it clear that Christians should live differently and not according to the world standard. The world, according to this text, refers to the evil, organised system under Satan, which operates through unbelievers, who are God’s enemy (Rom. 8:7).
He specifically mentioned the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life as the sinful things in the world from which Christians are to run. The Bible forbids worldliness for us as Christians. You are Christ’s ambassador. You should not live to satisfy your lustful desires which will only separate you from the love of God. We are not to love the world because that will make us God’s enemies.
Sexual sins and other indulgences, greedy desires for material riches and possessions of this world as well as self-advertisement are not part of our Christian heritage; they are of the world. As a child of God, you are not supposed to be under the control of these things. Be determined to choose the pathway of righteousness.
PRAYER: Lord, please deal with every lust of the flesh in my life. Amen
Anglican Daily Fountain 24 July 2022 Sunday | Love Not The World