"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
"Do not love (agapao: welcome, entertain, be fond of, love dearly, well pleased with) the world (kosmos: earthly constitution, order, government, world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly) nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love (agape: charity, dear, brotherly, affection, good will, benevolence) of the Father is not in (en: with, among, through) him."
Do not welcome and love worldly order, nor the things that are within it. If anyone is well pleased with worldly matters, the affectionate love of the Father is not in and through him.
Why do we so easily follow the things of this world that are quickly passing away? Jobs, money, possessions, approval from others… things that are all fine and necessary - to an extent. But, when we develop an unhealthy love for them, we can no longer possess the love of the Father. Today, begin to cut off your ties to this carnal world. The ways and traditions of men, items and events that only cater to your flesh… put them to death and allow the agape love of the Father to move in.