• JAMES SELPH

Values: GOD’S or the worlds

1ST JOHN 2:15-16

15Do not love the world or anything in the world If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16For 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. 17The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

2: 15-16 Some people think that worldliness only has to do with external behavior— the people we associate with, the places we go, the activities we enjoy. But worldliness affects us internally because it begins in the heart and is characterized by three attitudes: (1) the lust of the flesh— preoccupation with gratifying physical desires; (2) the lust of the eyes— the accumulation of things, bowing to the god of materialism; and (3) pride of life— obsession with our status or importance. When the serpent tempted Eve (Genesis 3: 6), he tempted her in these areas. When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, these were also his three areas of attack (see Matthew 4: 1-11). By contrast, God values self-control, generosity, and a commitment to humble service. It is possible to give the impression of avoiding worldly pleasures while still harboring worldly desires in one’s heart. But, like Jesus, we should love sinners and spend time with them while closely adhering to the values of God’s kingdom. What values are most important to you? Do your actions reflect the world’s values or God’s values? Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS letting the light of CHRIST inside us reflect the values of GOD and NOT the WORLD!!!

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