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Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

SCRIPTURE OF THE MONTH:

1 JOHN 2: 15-17

1 JOHN 2:15-17 15 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.

16 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.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

These verses teach us not to love the world, the things that are in the world; the pleasures and lustful and sinful allurements that can draw our attention and affection away from God and that would keep us from a godly life.

The things of the world therefore are distinguished into three classes, according to the three predominant inclinations of depraved nature; as,

(1.) There is the lust of the flesh. The flesh here, being distinguished from the eyes and the life, The lust of the flesh is, subjectively, the humour and appetite of indulging fleshly pleasures; and, objectively, all those things that excite and inflame the pleasures of the flesh. This lust is sometimes called luxury.

(2.) There is the lust of the eyes. The eyes are delighted with treasures; riches and rich possessions are craved by an extravagant eye; this is the lust of covetousness.

(3.) There is the pride of life. A vain mind craves all the grandeur, of a vain & glorious life; this is ambition; and it makes one thirst after honour and applause. It will make us love to be flattered with admiration and praise. The objects of these appetites must be abandoned and renounced. So Love the Lord and keep your eyes on HIM! and not the world!