Worldliness is “being attached to, engrossed in, or preoccupied with the things of this temporal life... Though we use the legitimate things of the world, we should handle them with care lest they become too important to us.” (Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins, 162).
“Worldliness means accepting the values… and practices of the nice, but unbelieving society around us without discerning whether or not those values… and practices are biblical. Worldliness is just going along with the culture around us as long as that culture is no obviously sinful.” (Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins, 162)
“Every sin we commit, regardless of how insignificant it seems to us, is an assault on His infinite glory… Our debt to God is utterly unpayable.” (Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins, p134).
“To keep no record of wrongs means we cease to bring them up to ourselves or to another party. It does not mean we erase the hurt from our minds. We can’t do that. But it does mean we don’t actively keep bringing it up and feeding on it.” (Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins, p132)