In John’s short five-chapter book of 1 John,
he describes six types of liars. We’ve already
looked at four. Let’s take a peek at the next one:
#5: People who say they love God but really love the world.
“Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you,
for when you love these things you show that you
do not really love God”
(1 John 2:15 LB).
This means: Choose not to love this world—
or even the mindset of the world.
Don’t value what the world values.
It’s easy to watch celebrity shows and read
about their lives in magazines and start to
place value on the things they cherish: homes,
But God doesn’t want us to value the things
of the world. They’re only temporary.
Instead, He wants our focus on Him.
Let’s value the eternal.
There’s only room for one master in our lives.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one
and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one
and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”
(Matthew 6:24 NIV).
Let’s ask God to reveal to us anything that has become
more important than it should be. This is how we keep
our priorities in check.
There’s a difference in enjoying our home, our car, and
the things God has blessed us with—and in loving them
to the point that we cherish them more than we should.
If we claim to love God but actually love the things of the world,
the apostle John says we’re lying.
I’m speaking in Paris, PA this weekend.
Please ask the Holy Spirit to anoint me
in a fresh and powerful way.