“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:15
Whoa. Regardless of the number of times I read or hear this verse, it still convicts and challenges me every time. It is so so easy to fall in world-love. The Bible is very clear that if we love the world or anything in it more than God, then we don’t actually love Him at all.
I pray that our love for God grows to be so strong that nothing even comes close. We can only get to this point by spending time with Him and really knowing who He is. I think we’ll realize that our fulfillment can only come from Him, not anything of this world.