#12 Born in Love with the World
Posted: Sunday, July 16th, 2017Print
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1 John 2:15-16 AMPC
Do not love or cherish the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
If I love the ‘things in the world’ I am with the god of this world!
But I DO love those things. The ‘things I want’ and the ‘things I see.’ I hope in and trust in what the world offers. I was BORN in love with the world! The world is within me and after me. I am enamored with the ‘things of the world.’
Yet the remedy is simple and total, glorious and finished!