1 John 2:15-17 King James Version (KJV) 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Easy English Bible 15 Whoever loves the wrong values of this world cannot also love God our Father. So I tell all of you, do not love the wrong values of this world. 16 When people only want to please themselves, this is wrong. Sometimes people want to have all the things that they see. This is wrong. Sometimes people want to tell other people what great things they have done. Sometimes they want to tell them how rich they are. This is also wrong. None of these ideas comes from the Father. They come from loving the wrong things in this world. 17 God has begun to destroy the wrong things in this world. Those who want bad things will die. But those who do what God wants will live for ever. © Wycliffe Associates (UK), 1997-2005 These are my thoughts, please share yours. 15 We are to put this world in high regard within our lives. We are to love God and not this world, we are to love Him and not love sin. This does not mean we will not care about the world because Christ loves the world. We just are not to value anything of this world more than we love the Lord. 16 Most things of this world are caused by the desires of the flesh, God does give us blessings in this life like family and He expects us to love them but not more than Him. The things that keep us from Him involve us loving the things of this world. 17 The things within this world pass away but the treasures of God last forever, we are not to build up our treasures on earth because they will pass away but we are to lay up our treasures in heaven, this brings God the glory. We are to seek the praise of this world but seek out to praise the Lord.