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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8211 commitment, to the world
8211 commitment, to the world

8211 commitment, to the world

Though the world is fallen, God still loves the world and is committed to it. Commitment by believers to worldly pursuits and evil is to be avoided as they are called upon to be “in the world” but “not of the world”.

Commitment to this world to be avoided because it is a fallen and sinful place

Gal 1:4; 1Jn 5:19 See also 2Co 4:4; Eph 2:2; Eph 6:12; 2Pe 1:4; 1Jn 2:16-17; 1Jn 3:1,13

Though the world is fallen, God still loves it

Jn 3:16 See also 2Co 5:18-20

Preoccupation with the things of this world is incompatible with holy living

Jas 4:4; 1Jn 2:15 See also Jn 17:14-16; Ac 2:40; Ro 12:2; 1Co 7:31; 2Co 6:14-17; Isa 52:11; Php 2:15; Col 3:2; Tit 2:12; Jas 1:27; 1Pe 1:14; 1Pe 2:11; 1Pe 4:3

Commitment to the world is seen especially in materialism

1Ti 6:17 See also Mt 6:19; Mt 19:23 pp Lk 18:24; Lk 12:16-21

The outcome of worldly commitment

Spiritual loss Lk 9:25 pp Mt 16:26 pp Mk 8:36 See also Mt 13:22; 2Ti 4:10

God’s judgment 1Co 11:32 See also Jn 12:31; Jn 16:11; Eph 5:6

Carelessness with regard to Jesus Christ’s return Lk 21:34 See also Mt 24:38-39; Lk 12:40,46; 1Th 5:1-9

See also

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