1 John 2:15–17 (ESV)
Do Not Love the World
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 desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from
the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
It is interesting that as Christians, we sure have become comfortable in this world,
with all its glitz and glamor... and sin. We have become content with sin in our world and sin in our own homes. It is easy to point to today’s acceptance of alternate lifestyles, abortion, same sex marriage, but what about divorce, gossip,
living together, sex outside of marriage, and NOT loving your neighbor as yourself. I guarantee that every Christian has fallen short when it comes to “Do not love the world or the things in the world.” We are all guilty. Me included.
We need not point our finger at others, simply look into the mirror. This is why we need a Savior, because of our sins. This IS why we need Jesus. This is what the Gospel is all about! The Good News is that Jesus died for the sins of the
world, Christians included! The Advocate steps up to cover you for your sins. Glory be to God! I pray: Lord, help me to not love the world, but to abide by your will, to walk according to your ways. I repent and graciously
trust in my Savior's life, death and ressurection for the forgiveness of my sins. Help me on my journey. Amen