Don’t Believe the Lie.

Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 2: Addiction

Read 1 John 2:15

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.”

1. What are the two different things we can love according to this verse?
2. What do you think the author, John, means when he talks about the world?
3. Why do you think he’s so cut-and-dry / either-or?

Human beings are sinful by nature and our sin separates us from God. We sense that separation often as an emptiness, a longing, or a brokenness. What does the world offer you to try and fill that space? Spend some time with God now asking Him to show you the places where you have believed the lie that something besides God will fill it. Ask for His discernment to hear those lies, and tell Him that you want your love for Him to outpace your love for those things the world offers you.

For Further Reading: Do Not Love the World?
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For Families with Kids at Home
As you think about your kids and their current habits, what things are getting in the way of them loving God and loving people? Instead of feeling shame over it, spend some time with God today asking him to guide you as you model for your kids what it’s like to trust that only God can fulfill you, and ask him to help you establish healthy boundaries for you and your kids.

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