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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:15-17)
1 John is one of my favorite books and this section is one of my favorites in the entire Bible. These verses hit me at a time when I was trying to hold on to some physical things. Someone encouraged me to give them up, but I simply would not. Until I read this verse. These are powerful words! If we love the world and the things of the world, then the Father is not in us. If He's not in us then we have no hope. We will burn with the things of this world and the others that love those things. Let's not be that way, but focus our eyes higher!
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4)