Loving The World?

One night I was talking with the Lord, and I told Him that I hated this world and all of its problems and junk.

He said that I needed to love the world. I argued with Him about the love of the world being sin, bringing up the scripture in 1 John 2:15 - 17:

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 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.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

But, He brought up John 3:16 - 17:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He said that I needed to love if I am to fulfill my call and destiny. The same would hold true for anyone following God's will for their lives. We can't do it without Him and His power, and everything He does is done by Love.

If you think you know your purpose on Earth, and it doesn't involve Love, then you missed it! If it's from God, it will involve Love.

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