Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 4:5
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world's perspective and the world listens to them.
1 John 5:4
because This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God -- what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!
in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,
Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world's possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person?
"'Every winged swarming thing that walks on all fours is detestable to you.
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Other seed fell among the thorns, and they grew up and choked it, and it did not produce grain.
In the same way therefore not one of you can be my disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions.