DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD
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. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:15-17 NKJV
Some people in the Church are still struggling when comes to letting go their old life styles. They still love the world more than they love the Lord. They participate in the things of this world and mingle with so called friends who don't believe in the God.
Jesus paid the highest price to save us; He died that we may have life and has it more abundantly. Many Christians wonder why they still living the same kind of life, facing the same problems and encounter the same kind of disappointments over and over again.
They wonder why God does not take them from one point to another; or from one dimension of grace to another. The answer is that not all of them are willing to commit their lives totally to the Lord. Not all of them are willing to sacrifices their love of the world; and live totally for the Lord.
This morning, I want to encourage you to love the Lord. Sometimes the whole world around you may go against your faith; and even close friends may fail to stand with you in the times of trials. One thing you need to learn is that you were born alone, and you will stand alone before the Lord of heaven and earth; who will judge both the living and the dead as it is written in the Scriptures.
If you want to see God bless you and lift you up; then you need to be willing to let go the world and everything in it. Friends will pass away together with all their cool ideas; but those who do the will of God will abide forever. If you want to live forever with the Lord, then you need to let go this temporary world and stick to what will last for eternity.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, forgive me for loving this world and forget about You. Help me to focus on You alone knowing that this world will pass and everything in it; but I will remain forever if I will put my trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.