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Stop considering the world precious with the result that you love it, and the things in the world.  If anyone as a habit of life is considering the world precious and is therefore loving it, there does not exist the love possessed by the Father in him.  Because everything which is in the world, the passionate desire of the flesh, and the passionate desire of the eyes, and the insolent and empty assurance which trusts in the things that serve the creature life, is not from the Father as a source but is from the world as a source.  And the world is being caused to pass away, and its passionate desire.  But the one who keeps on habitually doing the will of God abides forever. – John the Apostle (1 John 2:15-17; An Expanded Translation by Kenneth Wuest)