“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:15-16
Here “the world” refers to the system of this world which aligns with Satan and opposes God. John warns readers not to love the false values, false standards, and false gods of society because whatever things are involved in the world’s system are under the authority of the evil one. (David Jeremiah Study Bible notes)
In His Love, Cindy
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All Scripture references are from the NIV unless otherwise noted.