Don’t Love

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

In first John 2:15, John gives a command to not have the habit of loving the world. Now he did not say, “that loving the material part of the world was wrong” (sky, mountains, etc…because it is good. Gen 1), but loving or being attracted to the world system that rejected Christ. We must not forget that as true Christians, this is not our home. We are just temporally passing through this world on our way into eternity (life is a vapor that vanishes away quickly. James 4:14). Do not get comfortable here.

I have heard it said that “if you are a Christian, this life is the worst it is going to get, but if you do not know Christ; this life is the best it is going to get”. I had a friend of mine that was a pastor’s kid that was trying to live two life styles (worldly and Christian). He knew the right things to do, but he really enjoyed living worldly, but he was feeling guilty for his wild ways. He wanted some advice so I told him, “That living your life as a half Christian, will make you 100% miserable”. He agreed with me, but sadly, he decided that this short life had more to offer. I did not get to talk to him much after that because he had gotten involved in some things that ultimately landed him in jail.

Basically, this mirrors the idea of Romans 12, about not conforming to the world’s way and thought process. This is a real test for today’s “Christians”, because if a “Christian” looks, acts, and thinks like the world system; he truly loves the world and “the love of the Father is not in him”. Ouch!!!!!! This life is short. Eternity is extremely long. Choose wisely whom you will follow: the ways of the world or Jesus Christ. There is no third option.

Joshua 24:15 …choose for yourselves today whom you will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

No Need for the Sun

We receive heat and light from the big glowing ball in the sky that we call the sun. The sun is the largest object in our solar system and is made up of gases. All planets rotate around the sun. The sun is one of over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Its radius (distance from its center to its surface) is about 432,000 miles (695,500 kilometers), approximately 109 times Earth’s radius.[1] Earth size of a paper clip. The sun the height of a desk. 100 paces away. 1,300,000 earth’s would fit in the sun. The outer surface of the sun has the temperature of about 5500 °C (10,000 °F) “The energy of the sun comes from nuclear fusion reactions that occur deep inside the (15,000,000° C; 27,000,000° F) sun’s core. In a fusion reaction, two atomic nuclei join together, creating a new nucleus. Fusion produces energy by converting nuclear matter into energy (solar energy). “[2] The energy is carried to the surface of the Sun, through a process known as convection, where it is released as light and heat. Even though the sun is extremely important for our existence on earth, one day we will not need the sun for its light or heat.  

In Isaiah 60:18-22, there is a description of the Revelation 21:23, “and the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” There will be a day that we will not need the sun for light or heat, because the Lord will be with his people and his glory will shine in place of the sun. The ones who has accepted Jesus Christ, as their savior will spend eternity with Him in the new heavens and the new earth with a new body. Sadly though, the ones who has rejected Christ will spend an eternity separated from Christ in hell with their present bodies that can feel pain and their minds that can remember the opportunities that they had to avoid it.