Loving The World

Don’t love The World’s Goods

12 I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus’ name.

13 You #veterans were in on the ground floor, and know the One who started all this; you #newcomers have won a big #victory over the #Evil-One. And a second reminder, dear children: You know the #Father from personal experience.

14 You #veterans know the One who started it all; and you #newcomers —- such vitality & strength! God’s word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a #victory over the #Evil-One.

15 Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the #Father.

16 Practically everything that goes on in the world —- wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear #important —- has nothing to do with the #Father. It just isolates you from Him.

17 The world & all its #wanting, #wanting, #wanting is on the way out —- but whoever does what God wants is set for #eternity.

1 Jo 2:12-17 from Bible The Message version

#veterans #newcomers #victory #Evil-One #eternity

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