love for this world
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/02/15- ” Love For Papa God, Versus Love For This World!” (1 John 2:15-16)
Premise Question: Is your love for Papa God pure and unencumbered, or is it a convoluted, entangled love, that has a strong attachment and affinity for the things of this world, always in competition, with your love for Papa God?
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. (1 John 2:15-16 NLT)
Don’t ever get caught up and entangled, by falling in love with the tempting proposals and the things this world pitches to you. The world will promise to satisfy all of your deepest desires and most needed pleasures to enjoy, promising to provide you with all those things you may see and think that you can’t live without; as well as, pushing you into chasing after prestigious awards and recognitions, which tend to indulge in self-importance, with an attitude of insolence and an air of superiority. This leaves you with always wanting to have and possess the latest gadget or toy. None of this is from Papa God, but emanates from the spirit of this world, which is controlled by the spirit of rebellion and pride, that stands against all that is Righteous, Holy and Good. For when you choose to love the things of this world, rather than loving Papa God, you’ll find that your love for the things of this world, cannot coexist with your love for Papa God. (1 John 2:15-16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Your love for Papa God cannot coexist with your love for the things of this world! One love will eventually win over the other! Not that you can’t have an appreciation for, or even possess things, but as the old saying goes, “it’s alright to have things, so long as those things don’t have you!” For there is only One, that should have you completely, that is Papa God. Love for the things of this world should never, nor can it ever, replace your love for Papa God, for if it ever does, your love simply becomes misplaced! He should have your affinities, your affections, and your inclinations and proclivities should bend towards Him, after all, His word does declare that you are to love Him with your whole heart, mind, body and soul, your entire being, and that you are to extend that same love to others. Blessings…