Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
2 Peter 2:13
they place their felicity in daily pleasure: they are a vile scandal to religion: when they are present at your love-feasts they indulge their luxury:
1 Corinthians 11:21
for in eating every one strives to take his own supper first, and while one is hungry, another is surfeited.
then I will say to my soul, soul, you have many enjoyments in reserve for a number of years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
There was a rich man, who used to dress in purple and fine linnen, and pass his days in pomp and luxury.
set a guard upon yourselves, that ye be not stupified by surfeiting and drunkenness, or by the disquietudes of this life, and so that day come upon you with a surprize.
who in the. end will be ruin'd, who place their religion in sensuality, their glory in that which is their shame, and fix their thoughts upon this earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:6
therefore let us not sleep away our time like others, but be vigilant and temperate.
you have liv'd on the earth in voluptuousness and luxury: you have indulg'd your selves as in a day of sacrifice:
2 Peter 2:17
These are wells without water; clouds agitated with a tempest, who are consigned to the obscurity of eternal darkness.
that we should be no longer children, fluctuating, and carried about with every empty doctrine, by men vers'd in sleight and the crafty arts of deceit:
so that as the sun arose it was scorched, and for want of root, withered away.
when seeing a fig-tree by the way, he came to it, and finding nothing thereon, but bare leaves, said to it, may you never more bear fruit. and presently the fig-tree withered away.
but when the sun was up, it was scorched, and for want of root, withered away.
Peter remembring the tree, said, master, see the fig-tree, which you cursed, is quite withered.
some fell upon very stony ground, which no sooner sprung up, but it wither'd away, for want of moisture:
be attach'd to me, and I shall be so to you. as the branch cannot bear fruit of it self, except it be attach'd to the vine: so neither can you, except you continue attach'd to me.
1 Timothy 5:6
the widow of pleasure is dead tho' she lives.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightned, and have received the heavenly gifts, communicated by the holy spirit,
2 Peter 2:18
when their language swells with vanity, by applying to the sensual passions of the licentious, they allure those who were escap'd for a while, from such deceivers:
but he answered, every plantation which my heavenly father hath not planted shall be rooted up.
In the morning as they were coming back, they saw the fig-tree withered away to the very roots.
for if the green wood burn thus, how will the dry wood flame?