"And this world is falling away,
and these evil forbidden things will go with it,
but whoever keeps doing the will of God will live forever."
~ 1 John 2:17 LAB
Bible Commentary: "When our attachment to things is strong, it's hard to believe that the things we want will one day pass away. It may be even harder to believe that the person who does the will of God will live forever. But this was John's (writer) conviction based on the facts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, and the promises He made. Knowing that this evil world and its sin will end gives us courage to continue doing God's will."