|For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world.|
|For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.|
|For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.|
|1 John 2:16 |
Those who love this world (v. 15) are short-sighted; they want to be satisfied and honored now (Luke 6:24-26). In contrast, those who love the Father have a long-term perspective and wait for God's reward (Luke 6:20-23).
Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (1 Jn 2:16). : T. Nelson.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (1 Jn 2:16). : Thomas Nelson