God loves the world. He loves the world so much that he charged his only-begotten Son to save it. It is interesting to note that Christians are the ones that hate the world. This is not surprising because the goal of most Christians is to die and escape to heaven. The time has come to enlighten those that call upon the name of the Lord, that God loves the world. He wants you to watch over your world and steer it towards a better future. You have the grace to fix businesses, government, culture, or economy. You can beautify your world.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17 ESV)
God sent his Son into the world in order that the world might be saved through him. The word saved here should not be simplified to only mean the preaching of salvation. It also means to deliver the world, to heal the world and make it whole. When the bible advises you to “love not the world”, it is a word of caution not to fit into the world and forget your role in fixing it.
It is never in doubt that God loves the world and that he is still interested in empowering people to steer the world towards where he wants. The biggest shifts in human history were made by people fired up inside with a light from heaven. You think of Martin Luther and the reformation. Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution. You think about how people with nothing personal at stake have chosen to fight for human rights, social justice and the collective progress of all. The Spirit of God does not kill people and send them to heaven. He rather empowers you right now to operate as an agent of heaven wherever you are.