DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 20; Jeremiah:32:1-25; Hebrews 3
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof... 1 John:2:17
The world in this passage is not God's beautiful creation, but the system of fallen humanity. It is the world the devil showed the Lord Jesus and said, "for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it" (Luke:4:6). The Lord refused that world and its glory, and so should we. This is the world that John says, "passeth away, and the lust thereof". For the believer, to love this world is like taking a journey towards a mirage, which never existed. The excitement of this world's attraction is soon to pass away, but how great the contrast! "He that doeth the will of God abideth for ever" (1 John:2:17). —Milton Haack
Take the world, but give me Jesus, all its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever, through eternal years the same.
—Fanny J. Crosby
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