Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
And the lord commended the unjust steward because he had done discreetly; for the sons of this age are in their generation more prudent than the sons of light.
And he said unto them, Ye are from below, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world.
If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
I have given them thy word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
for in his death he shall carry nothing away; nor shall his glory descend after him.
Behold, these ungodly men, without being troubled by the world obtain riches.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton; ye have refreshed your hearts, as in the day of slaughter of sacrifices.
The tents of robbers are at ease, and those that provoke God and those who carry gods in their hands live secure.
Why do the wicked live and become old and even increase in riches?
He had filled their houses with good things. Therefore, the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures,
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Every flying insect that creeps, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
that they may know that this is thy hand, that thou, O LORD, hast done it.
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my storehouses and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.