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Written by: Do Not Grow Weary
1 John 2:15-17 NKJV:
15 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.
16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
This is the command from the Lord to those who claim to be His children: not to love this world. We must discipline our flesh, so not to fall into the temptation of these lusts that John describes. I have to admit that I am guilty of all three of them, and this is why I clinge to the word of God to refine me and to sanctify me on a daily basis. This is why sufferings and God`s chastening produces the result of confining our flesh into the obedience to His word. Suffering stirs hunger to seek the will of God and despair for His deliverance; it drives us closer to the Lord.
Recently I got so exhausted that I started questioning God to show me the deadline for my suffering. He reminded me of a few important things in return:
- He chastens only those whom He considers to be His children.
- He puts us through the fiery trials and sufferings to refine us and make our flesh obedient to sin no more.
- We are not of this world, so we will have tribulations and sufferings just like Jesus promised us we would.