The Love That God Hates

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 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. (1 John 2:15-17)

Although John often repeats the importance of love and that God is love, he also reveals that God hates a certain type of love; love of the world. The evil world system that opposes God, the adulterous mistress in a man’s relationship with God is the world,  it’s values, and it’s practices. When God sees a man loving the priorities and practices of a godless world’s society, while professing publicly to love Him, He sees an adulterous affair and a trampling of the love He so generously has given. It’s a temptation that’s tough to resist without the power of God’s Holy Spirit to help us. Our world constantly invites us to go with our feelings over our faith. The world exalts image over substance, comfort over character, indulgence over ethics. It confuses net worth with self worth. It values things over people. All of these misguided priorities destroy our relationship with God. So how do we witness to our family and friends the type of relationship God is seeking from us?  James wrote, Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)  If you have never placed your faith in Jesus as your Savior, it’s important to understand the greatness of salvation. The Son of God came in human flesh to give His life as a ransom payment for our sins that had created a barrier between us and God.

Dear friend, In all of life’s circumstances, we are reminded to place His reputation in the forefront of our thinking. In doing that, may we seek to put Jesus first, and point the world to Him. That’s the  kind of love God wants us to have.

May the Lord bless your walk!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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