Saturday, May 10, 2014
Week 10 - Devotional 5 – Eating Again from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil – Fighting Against the Love for the Word
Friday (09/05/2014) – Read 1 John 2:15-17
Now that we understand better what the love for the world is and what are its parts, let's focus now on its consequences and other ways to fight it.
Complete: According to verse 15, who loves the world...
This means he/she doesn't love God and doesn't express God's love to other people.
Complete: Verse 17 says the world and its desire...
This means that the love of the world is temporary and destructive. Its pleasure is addicting and temporary and it brings decay and self-destruction.
Verse 17 says that if we do what we will live forever?
This means that whoever loves the world doesn't do God's will.
1- To win over the world with its desires for the flesh we must seek the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (Gal. 5:22,23);
2- To win over the lust of the eyes we must seek to live a SIMPLE LIFE (that's not poverty, but a life not bound to material things) and GENEROSITY.
3- To win over pride of life we need to live a life of SERVICE (expressing God's love to God and other people).