Do Not Love the World
1 John 2:15-17(NIV)
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives for ever.
We all have our favourite things to do. For some it could be skiing, skating, golfing, cooking or travelling. We are on this earth and it is natural to want to explore and to enjoy our life here on earth. The issue is that we could end up loving the created things more than the creator. God wants us to enjoy some blessings, but He needs to be number one.
The Bible says that we should not love the world or anything in the world. A lot of people love recreation and schedule their lives on enjoyment and recreation and do not spend enough time to worship the God who created the land. When you work hard and have extra money, you can become prideful and feel that you are entitled to whatever you want. It is God who provides and credit and gratitude needs to go back to Him.