Sunday, 18 October 2015

LOVE OR LUST

I John 2:15-17 NKJV

 15 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.
 16 For all that is in the 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.
 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

I have read these Bible verses many times, but today, I dwell so much on it. I read it over and over again....."do not love the world or things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him."

We cannot forget that we are all pilgrims in this world. Our time here is temporary just like all that we come across during our journey here. When our time is over, at an appointed time we will have to appear before the Father to give account of how we lived our lives and at that point, will He say "welcome, my good servant" or will He say "depart from me you worker of iniquity"

Now if we all know our time here is temporary and we will give account of how we lived our lives when our journey is over then two great things should come to our Minds

1. WHAT WILL MY ACCOUNT BE BEFORE THE FATHER?

2. WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY ACCOUNT WORTHY BEFORE THE FATHER?


THE LUST OF THE WORLD
Verse 16 categorized all that is in this world under three banners;
- The lust of flesh
- The lust of the eyes
- The pride of life

The lust of the eyes gives birth to the lust of the flesh. When your eyes sees, then your heart will desire. If you successfully achieve what your eyes desires then the pride of life comes in.

While we are here, we are definitely passing through the World, obviously there are things that will catch our attentions, we will desire to achieve somethings so that our life here will be worthwhile and we will try our possible best to achieve those things....the sad part of it all is when the journey of life is over "all our luxury and our achievement (wealth, titles, our certificates etc) stays on the surface of the earth while we are being lowered beneath the earth into the graves." ....hmm all that is in the world is definitely of the world, they are not of the father.... So, what will our account be before the father?

THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
The Father has Loved us so much that He gave His only begotten son in propitiation for our sins so that we can be called the sons and daughters of God instead of being called sinners.

The love of the Father can only be felt if we put God first into consideration before we take any step during our Journey here and if we greatly desire to live our lives to please Him and try all our possible best to do His will.

I cannot overemphasize the fact that; while we are here, we must struggle to make ends meet, we must toil to put food on our tables and so on. But listen to what the Son of God has to say about this;

  “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. BUT SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINHS SHALL BE ADDED TO YOU.... Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV"

I will conclude on I John 2:15-17 by saying "do not be carried away with what we experience here, what awaits those who love God and does His will is far greater than what we desire to experience here....seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, the things we need to make our lives worthwhile will be added unto us because God already knows we need them."

AMEN..

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK
GOD BLESS YOU




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