Love The World?



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    1 John 2:15-16 says, “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.”

    The entirety of sin in this world consists of these three things. Most people revolve their lives around these three things, and when we sin it is to fulfill one of these.

    Lust of the flesh— the desire to fulfill that which our physical body desires. Whether it is sexual sins, addictions, or even over eating...lust of the flesh is something we are to control and not yield to.

    Lust of the eyes— the desire for that which we see. Many times we are doing just fine and desiring nothing until we see the new product list of our favorite manufacture. We must ask ourselves if that which we desire is good and righteous or not. Sometimes the things we see are not righteous and should be avoided.

    Pride of life— this one is one of the most prevalent in our world today. Many times we feel like we can do whatever we want simply because we want to. We forget that we are to submit to God.

    All three of these sins are seen with Eve in the Garden of Eden.
    Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food [lust of the flesh], that it was pleasant to the eyes [lust of the eyes], and a tree desirable to make one wise [pride of life], she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”
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    Satan uses these worldly things to tempt us. We must continually watch for these desires in our lives and resist them.



  • said:

    She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

    The bitch and the dumbass together. Boy there's a pair that seems ever too common.



  • @orkan said:

    said:

    She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

    The bitch and the dumbass together. Boy there's a pair that seems ever too common.

    I have never heard them referred to as such, and I'm dying of laughter!



  • @brittel Well seriously... if that bitch wouldn't have fucked everything up, and that dumbass wouldn't have LET her fuck everything up... we'd all be in paradise! ;)



  • @orkan

    I fully agree... wasn't expecting to have side splitting laughter when I opened this up. I'm glad I was able to control the water I had just drank, I'm quite fond of my monitors.



  • Eve messed up. And Adam stood by and let her...then participated as well. No doubt they were quite stupid in the decisions they made.

    However even if they hadn’t eaten of the tree someone down the line would have eaten of it. A perfect world is always destroyed by Satan. Satan takes that which is good, right, and perfect and he gets us to mess it up by convincing us to give in to him. The only way to get back to a perfect world is to destroy Satan...yet we must first do so in our own lives and actions before we will be fit to be in that perfect world.