“Don't love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you cannot love the Father. Our foolish pride comes from this world, and so do our selfish desires and our desire to have everything we see. None of this comes from the Father. The world and the desires it causes are disappearing. But if we obey God, we will live forever.”
1 John 1:15-17
About 40 years ago there was a popular song in the United States that was titled, “Torn Between Two Lovers.” It gave “logical reasons” why one woman could love two men and have them both approve of the relationship with the other one! The problem is that God did not design marriage for more than two people! When people try to live in a multiple marriage partner relationship they give up the true wonders of that special bond between two people!
That’s the way it is with God as well. The Bible says that we cannot love this world and love God at the same time. If you love God and try to love the world as well, you will find that your love of the Father will fade away and your love of the world will consume your life!
Like the love of a man and a woman, your love for God cannot be shared with the world! If you love God but have looked at the world fondly wishing you could love the world and love God, wake up and look away from the temptation that would take your heart far away from the Father!
“Lord Jesus, help me today to keep my heart totally focused on You and not the world around me. Show me to total joy of loving only You! May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”