Questions of application given by C.J. in his message “Do Not Love the World.”
Do I love the world? Is there something in the world I am presently attracted to or pursuing? And if so, have I informed the appropriate people so that I might receive the accountability and avoid the deceitfulness of sin and the consequences of sin?
Am I being influenced by someone who loves the world? Are ya? If you’re being influenced by someone who loves the world, then you need to repent, you need to loving correct that individual, and you need to relate wisely and cautiously to that individual. You are not serving that individual by participating with them in their sin. You are actually calling into question the genuineness of your own conversion.
What are you passionate about? Often you can discern the presence of worldliness by the absence of affection for the Saviour.
Finally, are you a present-day Demas? “Demas”, Paul writes, “in love with this present world has deserted me.” My God, I pray there not be a single dimus numbered among this congregation.