Friday 8th October
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves 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 boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
We are naturally drawn to the things that do not last!
"The lust of the flesh" (desire for physical pleasure), "the lust of the eyes" (desire for things we see) and "the boastful pride of life" (the desire to be right, to be popular, to be in control, to be important) — these things come very naturally to us, don't they?
If that's so, then we have to take the initiative if we want to live for things that matter. The fact is that we drift towards these meaningless things and we have to purposefully set our minds and hearts on "the love of the Father". We have to actively decide each moment to live for God.
What is there that you focus on in your life that will make a difference forever? Prayer, time with God in His word, sharing Christ with others, encouraging people, helping those in need. Set your love on what will last.