"Wanting" is On the Way Out
Consider this (from “The Message”):
Your fellowship with God enables you to gain victory over the evil one.
Don’t love the world’s ways.
Don’t love the world’s goods.
Because love of the world squeezes out Love for the Father.
Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from Him. The world and all its wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. (1Jn. 2:14-17) 12:25 a.m.