Wednesday, February 6, 2013

7 February 2013 - 1 John 2: 15

Thursday, February 7

Do not be loving either the world or the things in the world.—1 John 2:15

Over the years, the faithful and discreet slave class has been reminding us to be careful about what we watch and listen to, that is to say, what we set our hearts and minds on. We have been warned about the danger of getting entangled in the pursuit of money and possessions. We might be sidetracked by the glitter and glamour of the entertainment world or by the endless parade of new gadgets. It would be a serious mistake to feel that such counsel is overly restrictive or that it applies only to others, while we personally are somehow immune to the dangers. Subtle and deceptive are the entanglements that Satan’s world puts in our way. Carelessness, overconfidence, and distractions have been the undoing of some, and such things could affect our hope of attaining the prize of life. (1 John 2:16, 17) We must constantly be on guard so as to make sure that we do not fail to finish the race for life. — Heb. 12:1 w11 9/15 4:12, 13