The Unguarded Heart (Part 4)
1. We must guard our hearts against the world/worldliness (1 John 2:15-17; Titus 2:11-14; Galatians 1:4).
2. Definition: “Worldliness … is generally an attitude or a frame of mind that leaves out the spiritual dimension and concentrates, beyond the proper boundaries, on temporal things.“ (Harold Lindsell)
3. “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.” (I John 2:12-17, The Message)
4. The answer to worldliness is to renew our minds by the Word of God and by prayer (Romans 12:1,2)