gods at war – the God of ‘This World’
Anything that we look to, to fulfill us, to satisfy our emptiness, heal our brokenness, to redeem our depravity, will ultimately become our god.
At the core of it all, whether rich or poor, whether privileged or disadvantaged, whatever we turn to apart from God will lead us down the wrong path, give us the wrong conclusions, bring disappointment.
1 John 2:15-17 NLT “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16-For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
17-And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”