Jesus And Culture Week 1, Devotion 2

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”  1 John 2:15   

In your lesson this week, you might have talked about some examples of what it looks like to “love the world.” The purpose of this devotion is to encourage you to pick up this thread and go a little deeper. After all, one of the steps in learning how not to love the world is recognizing what it looks like.

Spend some time today with your eyes wide open, looking around you for examples of how you and others demonstrate love for the world, identifying more with culture than with Christ.

Take photographs. Take notes. Draw pictures. Do whatever you have to do to record what you see.

Then, spend some time thinking about any areas in your life where you show more love for the world than you do for Christ. Pray to Jesus asking Him to help you see these areas and to give you the strength to turn away from them. Trust Him to be faithful in helping you.

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