"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are not of the Father but are of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." (1 John 2:16-17 KJV)
The things we see and want in this world all have a short shelf life and will soon pass away. If we go after things that are not in God's will for us, our shelf life will become short as well. Opt for longevity! Do God's will and live forever.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for options and the free will to choose. Forgive us for our past bad choices and help us opt for your will over the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of this life. Amen.
1 John 2:15-17. . . . Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love these things you show that you do not really love God; for all these worldly things, these evil desires-the craze for sex, the ambition to buy everything that appeals to you, and the pride that comes from wealth and importance-these are not from God. They are from this evil world itself. And this world is fading away, and these evil, forbidden things will go with it, but whoever keeps doing the will of God will live forever. TLB