Intoxicating to the unregenerate heart?

(Horatius Bonar, "Bible Thoughts & Themes")

"He died for our sins, just as God our Father
 planned, in order to rescue us from this evil
 world in which we live." Galatians 1:4

This world is evil, yet it is fair to look upon, with...
  its pleasures,
  its gaieties,
  its riches,
  its glories,
  its pomps,
  its glitter,
  its songs,
  its magnificent palaces,
  its gorgeous array.

This world is intoxicating to the unregenerate heart.

This world's religion is decked out in its beauty
of temple, picture, statue, and image of every kind.

The world's wisdom is seen in...
  its astronomy,
  its natural science,
  its mechanical arts,
  its architecture,
  its skill in ornament,
with all fascinations for the natural man,
all stimulants for the lust of the flesh, the
lust of the eye, and the pride of life.

All natural knowledge, natural beauty, natural
progress, are here; intellect, power, greatness,
pomp, splendor. All are here in the world.

We loved this present evil world, and delighted
in its vanities. It was the home of our hearts.

But God called us out of this evil world. With
His own almighty voice He called us. We
could not but obey. It was irresistible. Hence
He made us willing in the day of his power.

"He died for our sins, just as God our Father
 planned, in order to rescue us from this evil
 world in which we live." Galatians 1:4