Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.
Certainly the many words multiply vanity, what more does man have?
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.
And that which fell among thorns are those who when they have heard go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life and bring no fruit to perfection.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with excess and drunkenness and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
1 Corinthians 6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more the things that pertain to this life?
2 Timothy 2:4
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
so that we should be to the praise of his glory, those of us who first trusted in the Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing the work of your faith and labour and charity and of waiting with the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,
2 Timothy 1:12
For which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
1 Peter 1:21
who by him do believe God, who raised him up from the dead and has given him glory: that your faith and hope might be in God.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world and to angels and to men.
And brother shall deliver up brother unto death, and the father the child, and children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death.
Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
They shall put you out of the synagogues, and the hour will even come when whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to remain in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
2 Timothy 3:12
And all that desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Therefore my heart began to despair again regarding all the labour which I took under the sun.