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Be Godly—lovers of God and not worldly—lovers of the things of this world—carnal, greedy, selfish, arrogant, etc. Blessings to you my friends—Tim.
Titus 2:12 (DRB) “Instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly, and justly, and godly in this world”
Mark 4:18-19 “And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”
1 John 5:4-5 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? ”
1 John 2:15 (NKJV) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15-17 (MSG) Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him.
The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.”
James 4:4-10 (WE) You people promised God you would be true to him, but you did not stay true! Do you not know that if you love the world you hate God? Anyone who wants to be a lover of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 The holy writings say, `God gave his Spirit to live in us. And that Spirit wants us for himself.’ Do you think this means nothing? 6 But God helps you even more than that. That is why the holy writings say, `God fights against those who are proud, but he helps those who are not proud.’
7 So let God control you. Fight the devil and he will run away from you.
8 Come to God and he will come to you. You bad people, make your hands clean! You love what is good and what is wrong at the same time. Make your hearts clean. 9 Be sad about this, and cry. Turn your laughing into crying. Stop being happy. Be sad.
10 Do not be proud before the Lord. Then he will lift you up.