Wednesday, December 30, 2009

1 John 2: 15-17 Whoever Does the Will of God Remains Forever

From the John's 1st Letter with my commentary in bold:
not love the world or the things of the world. (they are not important)

If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (it is your free choice)

For all that is in the world, (and the Evil One has much to entice you with) sensual lust-Sensual lust: literally, "the lust of the flesh," inordinate desire for physical gratification, (self indulgence and sexual gratification may be your personal business but it is also your choice) enticement for the eyes -Enticement for the eyes: literally, "the lust of the eyes," avarice or covetousness; the eyes are regarded as the windows of the soul. (seeking gratification through material consumption - for where your treasures is there your heart will be also) , and a pretentious life-Pretentious life: literally, "pride of life," arrogance or ostentation in one's earthly style of life that reflects a willful independence from God and others. (self reliance, living without God in your life, your life is about you) is not from the Father (He desires you obey His will) but is from the world. (The Evil One's workshop)

Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. (all the promises of this world lead to eventual death) But whoever does the will of God remains forever. ( God promises us eternal life; eye has not seen, ear not heard nor has the mind imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.) 1 John 2:15-17

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