1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Our flesh loves the world. It came out of it. You could say that the world was our womb. Always satan’s lures appeal to our flesh. The world focuses on the things of the flesh. Verse 16 says in the Amplified says, “For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh (craving for sensual gratification) and the lust of the eyes (greedy longings of the mind) and the pride of life (assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things)—these do not come from the Father but are from the world (itself).
Let me recapture the words. We craved things that gratified our flesh. Greedy longings filled our mind. We lived in a false assurance that we could build our lives upon anything we wanted to accomplish and then take our ease. The fallacy was that our ladder to success was on the wrong wall.
John 6:63 says, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” Joshua 1:8 says that when His word is our meditation day and night, and we observe to do it – that is the ladder that leads to the prosperous way of spiritual growth and true success.