We are told that we are to “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. (1 John 2:15) 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.” (1 John 2:16) We are to show more love to God, than to the things of this world even “he that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37) Therefore we are not to be “conformed to this world” [looking and acting like those in the world]”: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) Because “they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” (Romans 8:5)

I hear many say they love God yet those who say they love God but love the world more are called adulterers and adulteresses (James 4:4); for they are those who sleep with the world while claiming a marriage and love of Christ.

How does one know if they love the world more than Christ? Is there any love for Christ in our lives? Ask your spouse. While they can tell you what you spend more time in, your spouse will answer the question: “If I spend more time with another woman than I do with my spouse, which am I showing my love to? Which do I love more?”

One can always tell a spouse that is cheating. They start to spend less time at home and with their spouse. They spend more time with the other person which show through an increased knowledge of them.

Now ask yourself, who do you love more... the world or Christ?

When I was in management I would often have my supervisors keep record of their daily tasks. This would allow me to work with them on time management. It also showed them (if they were honest with themselves) where time was waisted.

Here’s an exercise I challenge everyone to preform over the next couple of weeks.

Each day record the amount of time you spend in your free choice activities. What do I mean by “free choice activities”? Work is pretty much not a free choice, if you want to buy food; thus, we will not record this time. If during work you listen to music, what kind? Is it gospel or is it secular. If you have conversations at work, do you find someone who is a ‘christian’ and talk Bible or do you find others to talk sports, politics, and reality shows? When your at home, record time other than cooking and cleaning. How much time do you spend with your children? How much time do you spend watching TV? How much time do you spend on social sites like Facebook, Myspace, and other sites? How much time do you spend watching or playing sports? How much time do you spend in the Bible?

Most people reading this already know the answer to these questions. The lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life are defined by ALL things of the world (
1 John 2:16) and to spend more time in these are to spend more time in the world than with God; thus we are adulterers and adulteresses.

This is a simple test to tell where you love lies.

God bless