“Do NOT Crave What the World Offers!”
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 1 John 2:15
Just what are the THINGS that the WORLD offers? We see the answer in verse sixteen: The WORLD offers ONLY a craving for physical pleasures, a craving for everything we see, and PRIDE in our achievements and possessions. These cravings are NOT prompted by God, but they are from this WORLD. They are the VERY things that will PULL a person AWAY FROM God and into WICKEDNESS, EVIL, and a WORLD filled with SINS galore. You cannot LOVE and SERVE God and be caught up in these cravings. They are tools of the devil used to KEEP you AWAY from SALVATION and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.
The craving for physical pleasures is a craving for sensual gratification, this is the LACKING in MORAL restraints, participating in LEWD or LUSTFUL acts. The craving for everything we SEE is a craving for things we see and do not possess, but LONG for. It is COVETING and DESIRING what we SEE and do NOT have. The PRIDE of LIFE is being PRIDEFUL of what we have, and putting our TRUST in EARTHLY THINGS, rather than putting our TRUST in GOD. These are NOT from FATHER GOD, but from an EVIL, SIN-LADEN WORLD.
It is IMPORTANT to KEEP in MIND that this WORLD will, one day, PASS AWAY and along with it EVERYTHING that the PEOPLE CRAVED and CLUNG in order to SATISFY their cravings. EXCEPT for those who have given their HEARTS and LIVES to GOD, and have made the decision to TURN AWAY FROM their sinful lifestyle with ALL the CRAVINGS, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. They will LIVE throughout ETERNITY in HEAVEN, if they will CONFESS their sins to God, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL their HEART, that JESUS died for them, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them, before God. They MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and STOP participating in the CRAVINGS that the WORLD offers. Instead, they MUST ACCEPT GOD’S plan for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE. So, do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!