“If you’re more excited about the release of a new movie or video game than about serving in the local church, if you’re drawn to people more because of their physical attractiveness or personality than their character, if you’re impressed by Hollywood stars or professional athletes regardless of their lack of integrity or morality, the you’ve been seduced by this fallen world.”
C. J. Mahaney, Worldliness, pg. 31.
“When someone sets his affections upon the cross and the love of Christ, he crucifies the world as a dead and undesirable thing. The baits of sin lose their attraction and disappear. Fill you affections with the cross of Christ and you will find no room for sin.”
John Owen, quoted in Mahaney, Worldliness, pg. 34.