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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4030 world, human behaviour in
4030 world, human behaviour in

4030 world, human behaviour in

Human behaviour in the world is now characterised by self-centredness as a result of sin. Believers are called upon to renounce such sinful behaviour.

Human passion in the world is expressed in various ways

In physical desires 1Jn 2:15-16 See also Ex 20:17; Pr 27:20; Lk 12:15; Lk 21:34; Jas 4:4; 2Pe 2:18-20

In indulgence Jas 5:1,5 See also Job 21:7-13; Ps 73:2-3; 2Ti 4:10

In intellectual pursuits Col 2:8 See also Gal 4:3-5; Eph 2:3

In a weak will Ex 23:2 See also Job 31:34; Ro 6:17-19

Though remaining in the world, believers are not of the world

Jn 17:6-19

Believers are to renounce the passions of the world

Through a renewed mind Ro 12:2 See also Gal 1:4; Eph 4:23; Col 3:5-10

Through obedience 1Pe 1:14-15 See also 2Co 10:2-5; Gal 5:24; Gal 6:15; Eph 5:17; Tit 2:12; Jas 1:27; 2Pe 1:4

Through having spiritual priorities Lk 12:29-31 pp Mt 6:31-33 See also Mt 10:39; Lk 14:26-27; Lk 17:33; Jn 12:24-26; 1Ti 6:6

Through growing to maturity 1Co 3:1 See also Heb 5:12; Heb 6:1-3

The futility of worldly pursuits

They bring no lasting material gain 1Ti 6:7 See also Job 1:21; Ps 49:17; Ecc 5:15; 1Ti 6:17-19

They bring no spiritual gain Mk 8:36-37 pp Lk 9:25 See also Job 20:4-5; Ps 17:14; Lk 16:25-26

See also

5038mind, the human
8211commitment to world
8300love & the world
8730enemies of believers

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