Reflections

July 19, 2014

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (1 John 2:15-17 KJV)

According to the Pulpit Commentary, the term “world” denotes the sinful elements of human life.

We are instructed not to love the world because all that is in the world is of the world, meaning that it is a system that operates apart from everything that God values or endorses.
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