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 2: 15 - 17
By their very nature, some loves are exclusive. A husband and wife have vowed to love each other exclusively. He loves only his wife and she loves only him! It is the same with followers of Jesus Christ.
These verses in 1 John 2 say it very plainly. You cannot love the world and the Father! Those loves are mutually exclusive. If you love the world, even a little, your love for the Father will disappear. And if you set your foot on the path of loving God, your love of the world will quickly fade away!
If you want to know if you really love the Father, then simply look at your heart and search to see if you love the world, even a little. If you do, then you do not love the Father! You can’t really love God without abandoning your love of the world!
The first step in loving God is to turn away from and break off your loving relationship with the world! You will, for sure never regret it!
“Lord Jesus, help me to see and run away from every temptation to love the world! I want to love only You. Praise Your Name forever. Amen.”