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. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever
1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)
The rate at which believers mingle with the world is alarming; they tend to compete with the world instead of being a shining light. Believers are adopting the language, the fashion and the style of the world. Friendship with the world is enmity against God.
You can’t love the Lord and the world at the same time, your love for one is hatred for the other. As we were told in Matthew 6:24, we cannot serve two masters. You have to love one and loathe the other. If any man loves the world, the Love of The Father is not in him. God doesn’t want us to love the world because all that is in the world is not of Him. ALL that is in the world is sin, and it is not of God. Those who love the world have actually forsaken God and His work. They might still be full of activities, but the Lord knows those who are His.
Demas was an active worker in the kingdom of God, he was a fellow laborer with Paul, but He started having an affair with the world, and he forsook Paul and the work. 2 Timothy 4:10 (NLT) says, “Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia.” This is the state of some in the Church of God today. Child of God, keep yourself in the love of God. Stop all romantic relationships with the world; it will not end well. It is spiritual adultery after being espoused to Christ as a chaste virgin to still be in a romantic relationship with the world.
Keep this in mind always; that you are in the world, but not of the world. Don’t be entangled with the system of the world. There is the yoke of bondage in the world, don’t be entrapped by it. “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law”. Galatians 5:1 (NLT) Remain in the love of God and set your affection on things above and not on things in the earth.
Blazer_ Hugo Boss
Shirt_ Calvin Klein
Pants_ Brooks Brothers
Shoes_ Bruno Magli