Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
Your own wickedness will bring about your punishment. Your unfaithful acts will bring down discipline on you. Know, then, and realize how utterly harmful it was for you to reject me, the Lord your God, to show no respect for me," says the Lord God who rules over all.
Why, then, do these people of Jerusalem continually turn away from me in apostasy? They hold fast to their deception. They refuse to turn back to me.
The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.
Israel has rebelled like a stubborn heifer! Soon the Lord will put them out to pasture like a lamb in a broad field!
and those who turn their backs on the Lord and do not want the Lord's help or guidance."
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God.
2 Peter 2:20
For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first.
The heart knows its own bitterness, and with its joy no one else can share.
But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life."
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our reason for confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God -- not by human wisdom but by the grace of God -- we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more toward you.
Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else.