The Bible says “Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15 (KJV)
Some time ago
the clutch on my motorcycle quit working. Went online and found the brake fluid which is used in that hydraulic clutch system
can break down over time. So we took it all apart. We cleaned out the gummed up fluid in the master cylinder and the slave
cylinder. We cleaned every component we could and put it back together. We then followed the procedure of refilling the system
and then worked and worked to get the air out of the system. The procedure was to pump up the master cylinder with the clutch
handle and hold the handle in while someone opened the bleeder valve down by the slave cylinder. All afternoon we attempted
this but we could not get the air out. There was lots of fluid in the system but there was also air and so the clutch would
Finally, I reversed the process. I took an oil can and filled it with brake fluid. I attached a hose from
that oil can to the bleeder valve on the slave cylinder, opened the bleeder and slowly pumped fluid into the system and watched
the air bubbles rise out of the master cylinder reservoir. I was pushing the air up instead of trying to force it down. It
worked. Praise the Lord!
There are times air gets into our lives spiritually. Sometimes we allow covetousness to get
into our lives. Another word for covetousness is worldliness. The real problem isn’t that we love the world too much
but that we don’t love the Lord enough. So, what do we do to get that air out? We replace it with more love for the
Father. Secret sin, just like that air in the bike’s system that has to be replaced with brake fluid, must be removed
and replaced with the love of the Lord.
When we spend more time reading His Word, more time in prayer
with Him, more time in fellowship with like Believers we replace the love of the world with the love of the Lord! Let’s
encourage one another to seek to be filled with the love of the Lord! Let’s be mindful of the lost encouraging them
to come to the Savior. We will be eternally glad we did.
Daily Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 22-24