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Isolation gets pretty lonely

15-17 Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. 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, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. (I John 2:15-17) Today, we will consider two important commands:  1) Don't love the world's ways, and 2) Don't love the world's goods.  At first, when we read this passage, we might gloss over these commands, but there is much value in considering them when you read the consequences of being too caught up in the ways of this world system or in seeking after what it offers.  John reminds us that when we are in love with this world and what it offers us, we isolate ourselves from God. The first command is to not love the world&#