Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 Holy Bible Amplified Version
In reality loving the world is just another word for loving self. That is such a waste of life. You will never find meaning, satisfaction, nor true love in this absurd endevour.
Being blessed with a loving relationship with Jehovah is an experience that is so delightful, satisfying, rewarding and Heavenly that there truly is no words to describe it. The more you ingrain Jehovah in every precept of your life, the closer you get to Him. This exhilarating relationship is preparing you for an eternal love affair with Him. There is nothing in the world that is equal to the amazing relationship.
Things of the world cannot love back. Christ’s love is the most satisfying and fulfilling love there is. Choose wisely. Joseph a son of Jehovah.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for sanctifying me with the supreme privilege of being Your loved child. Please continue to nurture our mutually loving relationship as it is the most priceless treasure of all. I exalt Thee in the name of my Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing
Gratitude is described as acknowledgement of having received something good from another.
Yes we are to know that Jehovah made us and not being insulting idiots and believe that we are descended from monkeys. We are to recognize which means we are to have a clear understanding that we are a Divine creation.
To me that fills me with gratitude and meaning.
After all, how many folks go around and wonder why they are here?
I know why I am here. I was created to be blessed with a Divine loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. I am His and He is mine.
In gratitude I am obedient unto His direction in my life. This gives me Divine purpose.
Again, how many folks wonder what their purpose in life is.
I know mine.
It is to serve an amazing King.
For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:8-10 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
This leads me to a virtuous life.
Virtue means a conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong.
Whose standard of what is right or wrong will you trust, Jehovahs or the worlds? Look around at the world and see if you want to live that type of life, I certainly do not.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for creating in my life a heart dedicated to nurturing a loving obedient live dedicated to You. I love You and praise You in the name of my Beloved brother in Your Heavenly family Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23New International Version
If you have unresolved anger in your heart it will affect not just your physical well being but will affect your relationships in your family, with your friends and classmates and co-workers.
If you are proud you become arrogant and that affects your interpersonal relationships.
If you are in love with yourself you will end up with no one but yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green
If you are materialistic it will make you very sad and a slave to consumerism and put you into debt of which you will never free yourself from.
Most important of all if you suffer from any of these afflictions it will affect your most treasured relationship, that of Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Where your heart goes, your feet follow Joseph- Anthony: Green
The best way to prevent yourself from falling into one these destructive trait is to daily nurture yourself in your relationship with them. We do this by reading their Word to us, by obeying it and by daily prayer.
Prayer: Please Holy Spirit my guidance councilor guide me away from destructive forces and guide me in walking with Your Heavenly will. In the name of He who guided His heart and lead by example Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day