From Pastor Perry

07/09/2014 1 John 2:15-17

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.

How has the world affected you.  Have you ever stopped to think about this?  Lets run through a short list: hair color, clothing, food, language (cursing, coarse jokes), music, tattoos, body piercing, jobs, electronics, cell phones, game systems, cars/trucks, jewelry, houses, abortion, sexual life, worship (or lack of it), ethics, lifestyles, attitudes, love/anger, racial tension, politics, etc...  When one stops to think about it, you see the world has greatly influenced us and we have chosen ways of the world or let the world dictate what is right.  John makes it very clear in today’s reading.  “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.”  After reading what John writes, all I can say is Lord help us!

I pray: O Lord, I fear that I have let the world control me too much.  Forgive me, for I have failed... even when I think I’m doing pretty good.  Take away the love of the world or the “things in the world”.  Help me to focus on you and your Kingdom, not on the earthly kingdom in which we reside.  Amen.

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