1 john 2:15-17 - 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Where is your love on today? God or the things of this world that will one day perish? Where is it?
The world here references the world's pleasure in sin and evil. The things of this world is the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
We are commanded in scripture to love not the world or anything in it. Why? No man can serve 2 masters for he or she can only love one and hate the other. If your love is for the world, the love of God is not in you and if you love God, the love of the world is not in you.
To love God is to not compromise with the world. If you love God, you are not of the world and the world hates you. Let's listen to John 15:18-19 - “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
Love not the world! WHY? God has given us a little help in Vs#16. let's listen: For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
1 John 5:3- For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Love not the world for in doing so, you are not pleasing God.
Matthew 7:21 - 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Love not and lust not after the SINFUL AND EVIL pleasures of of this world, but love that which is the will of God for your life and your reward will be great in heaven.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for giving you a new heart that lust after Him and not the sinful and evil pleasures of this world.
I love you all with the love of Christ.