1 John, Devotional

Love the World Or Love God? (1 John 2: 15-17 Devotional)

15 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. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:15-17

Sometimes I love the world, and sometimes I love God. Then I have the enjoyment of the world, and I also have the love of God. I do what I want! People say I’m lukewarm, but I’m actually sometimes cold and sometimes hot. Sometimes I don’t know what I want, what I need!

The love of the Father is very special! His love is absolute! From long ago, Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit have loved each other fervently and have never been separated. But when the Lord born our sins on the cross, the Heavenly Father forsook the Lord Jesus! Heavenly Father’s heart suffered the greatest pain! He willingly gave up his Begotten Son for us, in order to remove sins, the barrier between us! He even loves us as He loves Jesus! Look how much the Father loves us! He is also expecting us to love him wholeheartedly!

How can He allow our hearts to carry the world a little bit, to enjoy the pleasures of fleeting sin, and not have a place for Him?

If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 

1 John 2:15

On the contrary, the Father desires that we will continue loving Him with all our hearts throughout our lives, so that we can live out the will of God,  live out Christ,  without blemish, full of glory in all our lives!

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