Anglican Devotional 12 April 2024: Unhealthy Attraction

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 12 April 2024 – Unhealthy Attraction

TOPIC: Unhealthy Attraction

READ: 1 John 2: 15-17 (NKJV)

  1. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
  2. For all that [is] in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.
  3. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.


There exists a great difference between the principles of God’s kingdom and those of the world – they go in opposite directions. In the kingdom, you live by dying; you get by giving and you lead by serving, etc. It is not so with the world. The love of the world is not God’s type of love; that of the world is full of lust of the flesh and the perishable ego therein. The lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life are of the world. As for Eve, the fruit was good to be looked at, it was very desirable, and had the potential to make her like God, but then came the punishment!

Jesus Christ made it very clear to His disciples that they were not of the world. It is impossible to have both the love of God and that of the world dwell in a particular individual at the same time. The loyalty and the desires of a Christian should be to God and nothing more. Any other privilege added to him by God should be seen as an instrument of service unto God. The world today presents an unhealthy attraction to God’s children and has a hidden intention to distract and destroy. We must depend on God’s grace to remain faithful unto Him as we await the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Deliver me from the attraction of the world, O Lord.

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