Pristine Grace

Love Not the World
by Henry Mahan
Love Not the World

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” - 1 John 2:15

    The believer loves relatives and friends in the world, he loves and pities all people of the world, he loves the blessings of fellowship and the good things that God gives to us and enables us to enjoy in the world; but he does not love the world nor the things of the world ABOVE GOD AND CHRIST.  He doesn’t take satisfaction and contentment in them, nor make idols of them, nor prefer them to heavenly and spiritual things!  His citizenship and interests are in the kingdom of God.  His true family is the family of God, and he knows that the fashion of this world passes away.  He prefers nothing and no one in this world to Christ.

    If a man’s affections and interests are set upon the world, the things of the world, and the companionship of worldly people, it is clearly evident that he does not have the love of God in him.  “No man can serve two masters”(2 Timothy 2:19; Luke 14:25-33).