1 Enoch 108:8


7 For some of them are written and inscribed above in the heaven, in order that the angels may read them and know that which shall befall the sinners, and the spirits of the humble, and of those who have afflicted their bodies, and been recompensed by God; and of those who have been put to shame by wicked men: 8 Who love God and loved neither gold nor silver nor any of the good things which are in the world, but gave over their bodies to torture. 9 Who, since they came into being, longed not after earthly food, but regarded everything as a passing breath, and lived accordingly, and the Lord tried them much, and their spirits were found pure so that they should bless His name.

1 John 2:15

New Testament

14 I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one. 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16 because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.

 Notes and References

"... The writer’s argument is strengthened by contrasting loving God with the love of silver and gold, implying that not to love God is to be devoted to the other. As no effort is made to introduce the possibility that devotion to God does not necessarily mean that one is oriented towards a love of wealth, it seems that the sinners singled out in the text belong to a particular social stratum, much as the main opponents in the Epistle. A similar connection between loving God and disdain for the world occurs similarly in the Similitudes at 48:7 (though formulated in terms of hating the present world order); 2 Baruch; in the Johannine tradition at John 12:25; and especially 1 John 2:15 which refers to material possessions (“do not love the world or the things in the world”, NRSV) ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 721) De Gruyter, 2007

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