1 John 2:15-17 (The Message Bible)
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 it’s wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out – but whosoever does what God wants is set for eternity.