Intro The intent of this—epic and evolutionary—diagram of sin’s cycle is to inspire the reader to fall out of love with the world and in love with the Word and will of God … Continue reading 11/15/2022: Three Mechanisms To Sin’s Cycle
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 lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
In the previous post (above) I gave part of my bible’s commentary for the term “world”, and you also might’ve noticed that the post ended abruptly—sorry for that. The idea is novelty as I attempt a daily post.
Now to proceed in the consequence of our love for this world and all things in it…
As someone who was once disobedient (Rom. 11:30), far off (Eph. 2:13), darkness (Eph. 5:8), alienated and an enemy (Col. 1:21) to God, I can attest with the rest of sinful humanity the effect of a “dead nature”, meaning the consequence of sin to love this world and the things in it. Especially now, in this “Postmodern era” of the digital age and global network, is my love of this world so obvious—even seeming ironic.
It seems unfair that my spiritual condition and biological makeup will only generate what is in the world—that lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. It is impossible for me to do and say anything that is not of this world and the love of it.
So how can, not loving the world, even be an option?
Do you love the world?
“What is the world,” I asked the internet: “the earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features.” Following that … Continue reading 11/20/2022: The Vanity Of Sin’s Cycle