10/12/2008 ~ Love Not the World
Do not love the world or the things in the world. ... ~ 1st John 2:15-17
The world is powerful.
The prince of the air has influence to have success over you.
Many have parents that are unqualified.
It really is the individual against the world.
The world sells as:
... good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes,
and a tree desirable to make one wise, ... ~ Genesis 3:6-7
Eve Fell Victim:
These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: ...
~ Proverbs 6:16-19
... Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.
~ Proverbs 7:25-27
Are you using what God approves of?
... through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, ...
~ Romans 5:12
Do you have boundaries or does anything go?
... Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, ... ~ 1st John 3:8-10
... Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God. ~ James 4:4
... But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul will be required of you;
then whose will those things be which you have provided? ... ~ Luke 12:16-21
... "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches
to enter the kingdom of God!" ~ Mark 10:24
"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
and is himself destroyed or lost?" ~ Luke 9:25
"... Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" ~ Matthew 16:26
... Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy ... ~ Matthew 6:19-21
... he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who
sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. ~ Galatians 6:7-8
The word of God should be apparent to all.
His word fills us with knowledge beholding wisdom.
We need to overcome our foolishness.
"... Sodom: ... had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither
did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy." ~ Ezekiel 16:49
... The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he
lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus ... ~ Luke 16:19-31
Pride is sophisticated – the few, the proud.
... to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace. ... ~ Romans 8:5-8
... under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the
name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:1-2
We need to honor the master and do not try to outsmart him.
We need to humbly wait for God.
They have closed up their fat hearts; With their mouths they speak proudly.
~ Psalm 17:10
... proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments
over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,
useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, ...
~ 1st Timothy 6:3-5
... without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong,
haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:1-5
... flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
patience, gentleness. ~ 1st Timothy 6:10-11
What do you pursue?
Do you make time to put the word (Way) before yourself?
It is hard to serve a greater purpose.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. ~ Colossians 3:2
Many if not most want to fit in.
One does not fit in with God if you ignore His will.
The world is so despicable that one can buy sin on credit;
Easily obtained abominations such as pornography and alcohol, etc.
~ Is your heart heavy with the filth of sin?
"... for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
~ Luke 19:10
Pride stops one from being contrite in heart.
One needs to agree with God that sin is not fun.
Choices we make as a people will set the course for our children.
~ As the family goes, so goes the nation.
~ As the family goes, so goes the church.
... not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
... whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, ...
~ Romans 1:28-32
... sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake ...
~ Revelation 21:7-8
... those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
~ Galatians 5:19-21
Clear list from God; - of the World:
We know what God has said.
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