I have a few thoughts on this. One is that this is a command that we should take seriously. We are so easily drawn into loving the World and we are to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are to love our enemies and so on and so forth but we are NOT to love the world.

I’m not going to write a lot about this because Voddie Baucham has a far better sermon on this topic than I think I can do justice.

But I do have a couple things to add. One, I think that “the world with its lust is passing away” statement means both explicitly what it says and that the process of growth as a believer being sanctified into doing the will of the father is passing away those desires. And lastly we see that Abide word again. This world is not our home. We don’t love this world when we’re called to live with Christ.

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