It means “human life and society as far as alienated from God, through being centered on material aims and objects, and thus opposed to God’s Spirit and kingdom.” Christ said: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you . . . the world hath hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Love of the world means the forgetfulness of the eternal future by reason of love for passing things.
Moody, Dwight Lyman (2011-03-24). The Overcoming Life and Other Sermons (Kindle Locations 259-265). Kindle Edition.