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Commitment, to the world

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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”.

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

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Though the world is fallen, God still loves it

John 3:16 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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Preoccupation with the things of this world is incompatible with holy living

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Commitment to the world is seen especially in materialism

1 Timothy 6:17 NKJV
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
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The outcome of worldly commitment

Spiritual loss

Luke 9:25 NKJV
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?
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God’s judgment

1 Corinthians 11:32 NKJV
But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
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Carelessness with regard to Jesus Christ’s return

Luke 21:34 NKJV
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
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