Be Filled with Him

"Taking the Spirit as our goal is quite different from trying not to love the world. We were created with the capacity to love. We all need to love something. If you offer people something to love that is better than the world, they will love that instead of the world. However, because people have nothing better, they love the world. It is too shallow to charge Christians not to love the world. As human beings, we have the desire to love something, and this desire needs to be fulfilled. If it is satisfied by loving the Triune God, the One who is real, living, present and subjective to us, we shall have no capacity to love the world. Something infinitely better than the world--the Triune God as the life-giving Spirit--has taken full possession of us. Believers are delivered from loving the world not by teaching, but by loving the Triune God and being filled with Him."

Don't try to stop loving the world, focus on the positive aspect by loving Christ!

Our Goal--the Triune God

2 comments:

Ben Gallarda said...

He is the "immense magnet..."

Heb. 12:2 Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.

Note 2: The wonderful Jesus, who is enthroned in heaven and crowned with glory and honor (2:9), is the greatest attraction in the universe. He is like an immense magnet, drawing all His seekers to Him. It is by being attracted by His charming beauty that we look away from all things other than Him. Without such a charming object, how could we look away from so many distracting things on this earth?

Priscilla said...

i have no profound comment or supporting verse w/ footnote. i just wanted to say AMEN! :) it watered me immensely. :)