Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
1 Corinthians 9:18
Then what is my reward? It is being able to preach the good news without receiving financial support [for it], so as not to claim my full rights in [the work of preaching] the good news.
But if that slave, with evil intent, should think to himself, 'My master will not be back very soon,'
"For the kingdom of heaven is similar to a man who planned to go on a trip to a distant country, so called his servants and entrusted to each of them a large sum of money [Note: The narrative that follows suggests that the man was turning over some of his assets to financial managers to invest for him].
And [then] He said to them, "Be careful and guard yourselves against [practicing] all forms of greed, for a person's life does not consist of having a lot of possessions."
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a property manager who was reported to be squandering his possessions.
And the gentleman replied, 'Well done, you are a good slave. Because you have proven trustworthy over a [relatively] very small matter, you will [now] have charge over ten towns.'
"But pay attention to yourselves so that your hearts do not become overburdened by carousing, and drunkenness, and the worries of life. [If you do], that 'day' [i.e., Jesus' second coming and judgment] will arrive suddenly, like a trap [i.e., which catches an animal by surprise].
1 Timothy 6:17
[Solemnly] urge those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant, nor to place their hope in the uncertainty of [their] wealth, but in God, who generously supplies us with everything to enjoy.
Come on now, you rich people, cry and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you.
And the wealthy person [should be happy] that he is humbled [by God], because he will pass away like a flower [blossoming] from grass.
[For actually] you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. What is your life? For you are [like] a mist that appears briefly and then vanishes.
1 Peter 1:24
For all forms of flesh are similar to grass, and all the splendor of [a person's] flesh is like the flower [which blossoms] from the grass. [But as with] grass, [a person's flesh] withers, and its flower [i.e., his splendor] falls off.
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.
1 John 2:17
And the world, with its [physical and material] desires, is passing away, but the person who does what God wants will continue to live forever.
And the third person said, 'I just got married, so I cannot attend [the supper].'