Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
The Master answered, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and anxious about many things, but our wants are few,
And he said to himself, 'What am I going to do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
And they all immediately began to excuse themselves. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and look at it. Please have me excused.'
But take care that your hearts are not loaded down with self-indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares, and that day takes you by surprise, like a trap.
Have no anxiety about anything, but make all your wants known to God in prayer and entreaty, and with thanksgiving.
2 Timothy 4:10
for Demas has deserted me for love of the present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
And the lusts
1 Peter 4:2
and no longer lives by what men desire, but for the rest of his earthly life by what God wills.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,
But the axe is already lying at the roots of the trees. Any tree that fails to produce good fruit is going to be cut down and thrown into the fire.
Any branch of mine that does not bear fruit he trims away, and he prunes every branch that bears fruit, to make it bear more.
Ground that drinks in frequent showers and produces vegetation that is of use to those for whom it is cultivated receives God's blessing.
2 Peter 1:8
For if you have these qualities in their fulness, they will make you neither idle nor unproductive when it comes to the understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They are stains on your religious meals, where they carouse together, boldly attending to no one but themselves; rainless clouds driven before the wind; leafless trees without fruit, doubly dead, and uprooted;