Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world."  I John 2:15-16

What do you love?  We say we love Christ, but we still seek after things of this world.  We love Christ, but we are hungry for more money.  We love Christ, but we desire approval from man.  We love Christ, but seek material goods.  We love Christ, but we seek to be entertained with inappropriate movies and television.  So what do we really love?  The Word tells us we can not love the Father and things of this world. 

What will you choose?  Do you want to love the things of this world or the Father? 

Sweet Blessings~


  1. I always want to choose the Father. He is the only One that really cares for me and takes care of me. He is the One that loves me even though He may not approve of everything I say or do I know I can go to Him. Thanks for a wonderful post and also the reminder than we can not have both. Blessings to you and love you.

  2. Love is such a misused word. I love chocolate. I love that car. I love to run. I love this; I love that!

    I really only want to LOVE the Lord. I don't want to lust after the things of this world. I want to be content with the things He has blessed me with. Should He add to those already existing blessings, great. If He chooses not to add to them, that's fine, too! Thanks for this reminder.

  3. The "christian" answer is that I want the love of the Father, but does my life really reflect that? My prayer is that everything I do or say will reflect that I love God and choose Him. We cannot serve two masters.

  4. Great reminder of what truly should be our focus. I can relate to this " We love Christ, but we desire approval from man." This is one God seems to always be reminding me. My identity is in Him!

  5. Hi Jen,
    I very much want to love God first and foremost. Loving Him will all of my heart, soul, mind and strength is my daily focus. If I put everything thought, action and desire through that little test, "Can I love Him with all of my heart, soul, mind and strength and do this, think this, or watch this" really weeds out the things that do not please God. A great thought for today.
    Tonight I teach my "Today's Christian Girl" class, 10 - 14 year old girls and we are going to be talking about this and the way we dress. Because that is what the world sees, we need to present our bodies holy and acceptable before God. An interesting study.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Your scripture and post today has caused some deep introspection. We do indeed worship many things in our material world. I am going to ponder on these thoughts; thanks for sharing this.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn
    I can tell I am going to enjoy following your blog.

  7. I have to agree with Debi's point on this one. We use the word "love" in contexts where it really doesn't (or shouldn't) apply. Our true Love needs to be reserved for the Father, and we should give thanks to Him for the Blessings of this world.

    Have a Blessed Day Jenifer!

  8. I want to choose Him always! Not only for me, but to be an example for my boys. I want to choose the good things, the pure things, the true things. Eternal things...not temporal!

  9. I really like this post. I think a lot of times I think I love God, and I believe I do, but I lack in showing that I do love him. I pick other things over him and oftentimes I put him in the corner because I know he'll still be there. I really need to make a point in choosing him, and not focusing on the world and what it's easier said than done though when you're 21 :)


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