A New Affection

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), a minister in the Church of Scotland, in Volume 6 of his Works, wrote a discourse on the text in 1 John 2:15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” The title of the discourse was “the Expulsive Power of a New Affection.” He began by saying, that there are two ways that we can deal with the love of the world, which so often fills our hearts and leads us to do things that are not pleasing to God. We can either renounce the world (just stop doing that stuff) or we can replace love for the world with a new love that is even stronger.  Continue reading “A New Affection”