For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
 

2:16 pride of life. These three classes of temptations correspond to the three ways in which Satan deceived Eve (Genesis 3:6) and the three ways in which he unsuccessfully tried to deceive Christ (Luke 4:2-12). Note:

I John 2:16 Genesis 3:6 James 3:15 Luke 4:2-12
Lust of flesh (body) Good to eat Earthly Victory over appetite.
Lust of eyes (soul) Good to see Sensual Victory over covetousness.
Pride of life (spirit) Good to know Devilish Victory over pride


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