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Do not love the world or the things in the world

From my daughter’s excellent blog.

Rejoicing In The Lord

Bible

1 John 2:15-17, Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (ESV)

In Deuteronomy 5: 7, God commands “‘You shall have no other gods before me.”(ESV) Many think this just means that we shouldn’t pray to a golden cow! While that is something we should avoid, there are many other things in this world that can take an unhealthy hold over our hearts without us realizing it. An idol can be something that brings comfort, takes away stress, dispels worry, or even causes joy. A thing may…

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