Developing Character
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(God doesn't share his glory with nothing or no one) 

(1 John 2:15-17)    Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world.  If anyone loves the world, love for the fathers is not in him. (16). 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 ones own resources or in the stability of earthly things these do not come from the father but are from the world itself.

(17). And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it'  but he who does the will of God and carries out His purpose in his life abides (remains) forever.

 

(To receive you need to change your character and not be selfish towards God) 

(James 4:3-4)Or you do ask (God for them) and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is (when you get what you desire) to spend it in sensual pleasures. (4). You (are like) unfaithful wives (having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God!)! Do you not know that being the worlds friend is being Gods enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God. 

 

( Do not return to your old false ways or else you will receive nothing)

(Galatians 5:1-2) In (this) freedom Christ has made us free (and completely liberated us) stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery (which you have once put of). (2). Notice, it is I Paul, who tells you that is you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you (for if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him.)

 

(Pray every day so you will not fall in temptation)

(1 Corinthians 10:12-13) Therefore let him who thinks he stands pay attention otherwise he will fall. (13). No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.