1 John 2:15-16 states, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The world is the power that mankind has fallen under through sin. And the god of this world, in order to deceive mankind, conceals himself under the form of what God has created.
The world surrounds the Christian with temptations, as was the case in the Garden of Eden. We find in Genesis chapter 3, three characteristics which John mentions:
1. The Lust of the flesh – ‘The woman saw that the tree was good for food.’
2. The Lust of the eyes – ‘It was pleasant to the eyes.’
3. The Pride of life – ‘A tree desirable to make one wise.’
And the world still offers us desirable food and much to please the fleshly appetites.
Christian, you live in a dangerous world! Cleave fast to the Lord Jesus. But remember, there must be daily fellowship with Jesus. He alone can expel the love of the world.
Take time to be alone with your Lord.