As Christians we are commanded not to love the world or anything in it.
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Love Not the World
As Christians we are commanded not to love the world or anything in it. There is good reason for this. You are only going to be here maybe 70 to 80 years. The things here are not permanent. The things that are eternal are the things that we should love. A love of God and a love of the world cannot abide in the same heart according to these verses. In reality, you should hate this world and the ways of this world. The Bible does say that God so loved the world that he gave us his son. God did not love the things of the world, He loved sinners. That is about the only thing that we should love in this world.
Lusts and Pride of the Flesh
The lusts and pride of the flesh does not come from our new birth and our new father. It comes from our old father, the devil. Lusts and pride go hand in hand. What starts as lust in our youth becomes the pride of life in our old age. Sin has the effect of pulling you farther and farther down. The world will only pull you farther and farther from God. The world is what God saved you out of. Why would you want to go back to it.
Earth is Headed for Nuclear Size Destruction
The earth is one day going to melt with the elements of a fervent heat. That sounds a lot like a nuclear explosion to me. This world is one day going to pass away. Why would you want to follow the latest fashions and latest trends. The lusts of this world will not last. It is only those who do God’s will that will have something left when it is all said and done. It is only what you do in this life for the Lord Jesus Christ that can be carried into eternity. Make sure you don’t love this world. It is not going to last.
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