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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

LOVE NOT THE WORLD


1 John 2:15


"Do not love the world or anything in the world.
If any one loves the world, the love of the Father
is not in him." NIV


"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." KJV


We are not being told to hate people that are in the
world. We are to detest the ungodly influence of the
world. The world is very seductive and taunts the
Christian to become another follower of it's ways.
The ways of the world are in total contradiction
to the ways of God. If we dabble in the things of
this world and become influenced by this world,
we have allowed the world to become our god, our
religion. Our God is a jealous God. He will not dwell
where there are things more revered and loved than
He. If we love God and cling to Him and His ways,
we will have God with us and His love in us.


Heavenly Father, we earnestly pray that You will
give us the strength and discernment to keep from
falling into the ways of the world. Help us to stay
a people separated for your use and your glory.
We ask for the Holy Spirit's prompting to keep on
the whole armor of God so that we will not fall
into the influence of the world. We ask in Jesus'
name, Amen.


     
©2010

Daily Grace

5 comments:

Karen said...

This is my prayer as well. There are so many distractions to keep our eyes from gazing on Jesus and our ears from hearing His voice. God bless you

Clint said...

In my prayer group this morning we talked about this. I was reminded of Psalm 23 and how those verses remind us to put our lives solely in the guidance of The Shepherd, excluding the seductions of the world.

Lloyd said...

Thank you Bobbi for this reminder that we, as believers, must be on guard when it comes to the world. We are to be in the world but not of the world. We must keep our focus on our Lord all the time and sometimes this is really hard with all of the world’s distractions. Blessings. Lloyd

Susie aka Sue said...

My son and I was talking about the verse in John 3:16. He said that God so loved the world. I said yes, but he loves the creation. He loved the world to give the world a way out of their sins.

ElderChild said...

The brethren of The Messiah are but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" because their "citizenship is in Heaven" and so it is that they no longer have their portion with those who follow "the broad way to destruction" for they have taken heed unto The Call to "Come Out of her, MY people" and the exhortation to:

“Love Not The World”

”For the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”.......(I John 5:19)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves 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 will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.”(IJohn2:15-17)

“If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John15:19-20)

“Where do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with The Only True GOD? Therefore whoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of The Only True GOD.” (James 4:1-4)

“The world cannot hate you; but the world hates Me, because I testify that the works of this world are evil.” (John 7:7)” and “The Messiah gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of The Only True God, Our Father.”(Gal 1:4)

The Messiah testified: “If the world hates you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”(John 5:18) Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life in this world shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall have it unto life eternal.” (John 12:24-25)

John testified: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” (I John 3:13) “ James testified, “Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD”(James4:4)

"Come Out of her, MY people"!

Global warming, polluted air, land and waters, toxic wastes, sexual perversion, evil inventions of destruction, greed, hate, carnal warfare, dis-ease(no-peace),,etc,, are all destructive processes that have their root in “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life” all of which fuel the fires of mankind’s “imag”ination ;-(

"Come out from among them and be separate"!

Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it's systems of religion, for "the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth......

Truth IS, a lie never was and is not.......

Abide in Truth....... francis

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