Verse Of The Week : 31 July 2023

July 31, 2023

Run away from worldliness

READY:

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.

1 John 2:15

SET:
What does the world offers us?
Whether you’re an athlete, student or a business owner, you’re constantly being offered power, prestige, positions and possessions.
It is the attractiveness of such worldly offers that draws our attention, time and resources to be invested instead or sowing them purposefully towards the things of God.
The world and its contents are crying out for love, from humanity so that we get distracted from loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

This has everything to do with a flesh-led life versus a spirit-led life.
Our fleshly desires is mostly drawn towards worldliness and the things of this world.
I call this the gratification of the flesh.
It is quick and instant.
It is temporal and addictive.
It will kill us slowly in terms of our relationship with God, leading us to being indifferent and apathetic to the things of God.
More often than not, many will end up in a spiritual death without them even realising.

There is no compromise as such.
No man can choose two masters and serve both wholeheartedly.
It’s either one or the other.
Apostle John stated it clearly that when one is in love with the world, the love of the Father will be naturally, progressively or eventually absent from a believer’s life.
It might not be an immediate cut-off but be sure that as one run with worldly passions, philosophies and perceptions, one is heading towards the path of destruction.

Worldliness or Godliness?

We need to choose one and pursue it.
Running towards one will equate to one running away from the other.
Would you choose the latter?

GO:

  • Do a self-check rating on your worldliness level.
    On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love this world and the things of this world?
    Likewise do that for God and the things of the Kingdom.
  • How are you living your life now?
    Are there things you are chasing after that are things of the world?
  • Pray and ask for a renewal of your love for God the Father, that Matthew 6:33 be your heart’s desire.
Verse of the Week, Kingdom Runners, 2 Corinthians 2:14

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